alan "at" cymru.net
Fri, 27 Feb 1998 11:01:20 +0000
> > Run it over the ssh secure shell and you get it compressed and encrypted
> > for free
> That'd be great. How do you do it? Even with ssh, I could see a
> compression algorithm being built into VNC. As noted earlier, modem (and
> other slow links) users would benefit greatly from it. Anyone know how to
> implement it?
Ssh does it for you, or put a seperate compressing proxy into the system.
Thats how X handles it normally. It avoids the single thread/compress delay
problem in X - eg with dxpc.
For ssh you tell it to do a port redirect when you run ssh -> machine. See
the ssh manual page as it varies by OS how to do it (actually the commercial
windows ssh may still be lacking it - it used to).