X on a server Re: Freebsd vs. linux

Loren M. Lang lorenl at alzatex.com
Sun Apr 3 20:25:23 PDT 2005

On Sun, Feb 13, 2005 at 09:53:12AM +0100, Anthony Atkielski wrote:
> Chad Leigh -- Shire.Net LLC writes:
> > You can install the X libraries and client apps on your server -- this
> > works fine at secure level 3 and does not require kernel configurations
> > changes or special daemons or anything.  What it allows you to do is 
> > then link software against the X libraries and then redirect the 
> > display to your workstations X server.  This meets your criteria and 
> > can be handy for certain things.  Your apps still run in userland only
> > and there is no HW touching stuff. You are not running the X Server on
> > your FBSD Server machine.
> I'll consider it, although it still sounds complicated.
> What do I gain from X that I don't already have with remote terminal
> sessions like those created with SecureCRT? I know it looks pretty, but
> what server-related things can I do with X that I cannot do with
> ordinary terminals?  I'm not aware of anything right now; it seems that
> everything can be done from a command line (thank goodness--working with
> Windows is a nightmare precisely _because_ so many things cannot be done
> from a command line).

Ethereal vs. tcpdump.  This is the biggest reason why I have X libraries
on my firewall.  I don't actually run an X server on it or even have a
screen on it, but I forward X11 over ssh to the client I'm working on.

> -- 
> Anthony
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I sense much NT in you.
NT leads to Bluescreen.
Bluescreen leads to downtime.
Downtime leads to suffering.
NT is the path to the darkside.
Powerful Unix is.

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