vnc in linux and vnc w/ ssl
Mon Sep 29 09:50:01 2003
> -----Original Message-----
> when running vnc in linux, all i can see is the
> console. is there a way to access my linux desktop
> just like in windows which displays and lets me access
> the actual desktop of my machine? are there any
> special permissions in linux that have to be set?
All vnc-systems are the same except the M$Windows based ones. Origionally,
vnc is developped to provide a windowing system origionating from a server,
showing on a remote (low cost desktop) display. Unfortunatly, this could not
be done for M$Windows machines, hence the design for this platform is
altered to display the console...
Currently most users see the M$Windows design as the default and expect the
same on unix machines. Its possible on a limited set of systems:
There is an module for XFree86 (on Linux) that adds the rfb protocol to the
There is a tool that runs in/with KDE (krfb or such) that should work
wherever kde is available.
There is a tool that runs on some frame-buffer devices.
> is there any way to speed up the applet browser-based
> vnc with ssl? when i try it in windows, it takes up to
> 10 minutes before the browser loads.
well, you just describe the worst scenario I can imagine. If you need
something like ssh or any other security, best disable the webserver and
java browser, it strips a lot of unnecessary overhead:
you don't need to open 2 ports, only one (the 59xx one).
you don't need to transfer the applet so ssh does not need to encrypt it.
(it does so on every reload!!!)
If you need the applet because there is no binary viewer for your platform,
then just start it locally.
If speeed is an issue and ssh is required, then disabling the
vnc-compression can boost the performance on the server since there is only
one compressor/encryptor running. ssh can do compression too (does it by
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