VNC and XDM barnowl "at"
Wed, 09 Jan 2002 07:49:12 +0000

On Tue, 08 Jan 2002 17:00:25 -0600
Joel Sherrill <joel.sherrill "at"> wrote:

> Hi,
> I want to use VNC as an alternative to PC Xterminal software
> to access our GNU/Linux box.  I would like to use XDM to login
> and get a fresh desktop like using XDM/Xterm would.  I would
> really appreciate some advice on getting this setup.  I managed
> to connect to vnc from my client so I think that much works
> in a "regular" fashion.  Now I want to move on to xdm/vnc to
> more properly support multiple users.
> If this is not a good setup, please let me know.  I have seen
> comments which lead me to wonder if this is really a good mode
> to use VNC in.
> FYI the host I am trying first is RedHat 7.x and uses xinetd.
> I am on a local network behind a firewall so do not have to use ssh.
> Any advice would be appreciated.
> Thanks.

I would say the answer here is Maybe. It is user dependent.If you only have a few user then it should be fine.I actually use Vnc this way but I only have a few user that need access.  Also in stead of the normal RH setup use -inetd

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