How to connect Ubuntu as server and VNC on my other laptop

Felipe Alfaro Solana felipe.alfaro at
Sun Sep 10 02:00:10 UTC 2006

On 9/7/06, Akshay Lamba <akshay at> wrote:
> Stephan Vissers wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I would like to access my Ubuntu machine as a server from my laptop.
> > On my laptap I have a VNC client running on XP. What is the advised
> > way to do this?
> > I have RealVNC Client on my XP.
> > I want a VNC server running on my Ubuntu.
> > My VNC client ask for some data. How do I get data from this VNC
> > server like domain and client hostname?
> >

While this works, it's not very secure. VNC uses a weak password
encryption when storing passwords on disk and all information netween
VNC server and client is sent in plain on the wire. If this is a
concern to you (to me it is always a concern, even on a LAN), you can
use instead a VNC and use SSH to encapsulate all of its traffic.

I prefer using FreeNX instead, since it provides higher security and
it's faster. The downside is that FreeNX doesn't allow sharing the
"console" of the machine.

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