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Old 07-19-2005, 03:35 PM   #1
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FreeNX vs VNC

How does FreeNX compare to the VNC included with Ubuntu?

Is there a way to make a VNC connection through a NAT using port forwarding?

If so, how?


Old 07-20-2005, 08:26 AM   #2
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to me, there is quite a bit of difference between VNC and FreeNX.

in my work i am responsible for remotely admin'ing machines from great distances over high-latency satellite connections. FreeNX performs exponentially better than VNC in these environments.

if you are using regular, urban-grade bandwidth, you may notice a difference, too, but VNC seems to work ok if you have the bandwidth.

as for connecting to a remote machine and using VNC, i strongly recommend config'ing it to work over an SSH connection.



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