connecting to x over phone lines

NoOp glgxg at
Thu Nov 20 17:37:57 UTC 2008

On 11/20/2008 09:05 AM, CLIFFORD ILKAY wrote:
> 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?
> Others have recommended VNC. That's a better choice than straight X.
> Even better is FreeNX. With a very lightweight window manager, like
> fluxbox, it will work reasonably well. Anything that is more
> full-featured, like Gnome or KDE, will be painful on dial-up but quite
> acceptable on broadband.

+1 on FreeNX/NX; Settings can be from modem up to LAN, and the Windows
client works exceptionally well.

For Linda:
[Why use the NX Server software when I can use FreeNX available under an
OSS license?]

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