x2x or other program

Felipe Alfaro Solana felipe.alfaro at gmail.com
Thu Jan 4 00:21:17 UTC 2007

On 1/4/07, Jeffrey F. Bloss <jbloss at tampabay.rr.com> wrote:
> Felipe Alfaro Solana wrote:
> <bigsnip>
> > VNC is painfully slow and insecure (unless encapsulated inside a SSH
> > tunnel).
> I've been mulling over some VPN/SSH/RA/Forwarding type solutions for my
> own home user level needs, and I'd just like a nit picky bit of a
> clarification on the above.
> Should there be a coma after "slow", or does SSH tunneling somehow
> affect the performance of VNC in addition to the obvious security
> benefits? :)

I should have said: "VNC is painfully slow, and insecure too (unless
encapsulated inside a SSH tunnel)". VNC is slow by itself, and even
slower when tunneled through SSH since SSH imposes some performance
penalty due to encryption (and compression). I suggest you trying out
NX/FreeNX as it's free and open.

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