connecting to x over phone lines

Mark Haney mhaney at
Thu Nov 20 16:13:27 UTC 2008

Linda wrote:
> Just wondering is there a way I can allow someone to connect via phone 
> line and use x based programs from their home windows computers?

If dial-up is what you have, I'd recommend using VNC for accessing X 
sessions.  It's a thinner client and works better over dialup than 
running an X client.

I've done it both ways and found VNC to be better.

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Mark Haney
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