VNC versus Sunray
Mon Apr 28 12:29:01 2003
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> From: Ing. Milan Simanek [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Do you know SunRay technology from Sun Microsystems?
... now I have a glance ;-)
> As I know, it works very similar as VNC client/server.
Some differences I see at a glance:
SunRay is also the desktop hardware, vnc is software only, it needs other
SunRay needs a Sparc Server, vnc-server is also available on other
> Is VNC protocol compatible with SunRay?
I don't know the SunRay protocol. I think vnc, SunRay, Cytrix MetaFrame,
X-terminals, M$TerminalServices all use a similar protocol that provide
keyboard video and mouse services to the desktop. Some provide more than
that, others are restricted. Some need a high bandwidth, some low.
To answer your question, I don't think it is compaTIble, I do think it is
> Do you plan to create VNC-Sunray gateway (proxy) ?
Since SunRay provides a session to a Sparc server it somehow results in a
X11 session to the server. With a desktop with vncviewer and the a setup on
the server as on http://www.sourcecodecorner.com/articles/vnc/linux.asp, you
at least have the same (base) functionallity. I expect SunRay has some
advanced features like smartcard access and optionally local sound and local
floppy/cdrom access, the site is not clear on that.