VNC and XDM

Joel Sherrill joel.sherrill "at" OARcorp.com
Wed, 09 Jan 2002 12:10:34 +0000


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

Yes... it is only a handful of users and the machine is pretty fast. 

Could you provide a little more detail on what networking, X, and 
vnc configuration files you had to touch?   Any per user changes?  etc

Thanks.

> Evan
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