[ubuntu-uk] SSH question

Tony Travis ajt at rri.sari.ac.uk
Sat Jan 12 15:01:14 GMT 2008

Tom Bamford wrote:
> [...]
> I also use FreeNX for remote access to Gnome desktops which doesn't yet 
> work properly when you use a different port and block password 
> authentication. So I just use Denyhosts to block clients that fail 
> authentication, 1 try for the root account and 3 tries for any other 
> account. They get blocked almost instantly using /etc/hosts.deny and I 
> get emailed with their IP and hostname.

Hello, Tom.

I had serious problems running FreeNX on Ubuntu 6.06.1 LTS and I've 
stopped using it. The problem might have been related to my running an 
openMosix 2.4 kernel (linux-2.4.26-om1) but I thoght that freeNX was 
more trouble than it is worth in the end. I also feel uncomfortable 
about having to use the proprietary NX clients, which are incompatible 
with FreeNX according to which version of the server you're running.

I've gone back to using TightVNC :-)

Do you not want the BeWAN PCI ADSL modem that I offered you BTW?

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