Using Rev over X11

Andre Garzia andre at andregarzia.com
Wed Jan 14 10:06:17 EST 2009


Ben,

you can work this out with X11 Forwarding instead of SSH. It might
have some security holes to fix instead of using the xhost + command
that I used (that opens your X11 server to anyone).

You can check http://homepage.mac.com/soapdog/X11forwarding.html

So I don't know if what you were trying to do was exactly that but
using SSH as a tunnel. This is not VNC or RDP, this is using a remote
X11 server, X11 was made to work like that. You could use NX or some
other more modern thing. But depending on your needs, X11 forwarding
will be enough.

Be aware that I wrote that page five years ago.

Andre

On Wed, Jan 14, 2009 at 10:09 AM, Ben Rubinstein <benr_mc at cogapp.com> wrote:
> Luis wrote:
>>
>> I haven't used it over X11 but it works well over VNC.
>> I'm thinking of trying Remote Desktop (the MS app on the Mac) as Ubuntu
>> also has rdp: I've found that performs better than VNC in a lot of cases
>> (I've done rdp from Linux to Windows and vice versa and it works very well).
>
> It works fine (since 2.9) over Remote Desktop (including using Mac RDC),
> including to a Linux box running RDP.  In my experience it's vastly more
> usable over RDP than over VNC (I'm not sure if that's a Rev issue, or a VNC
> one).
>
> However, over X11 Rev behaves very poorly, arguably even worse than it did
> under RDP until 2.9 fixed that.
>
> Unless anyone knows the magic incantations to make it work well over X11,
> I'll bugzilla this.
>
> - Ben
>
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