Problems with X11 Forwarding
ken at abbott.allenmyland.com
Sun Jan 15 11:46:58 PST 2006
On Sun, Jan 15, 2006 at 12:33:24PM -0700, Aaron Dalton wrote:
> Ken Stevenson wrote:
> >I'm new to FreeBSD, so I may be off base, but I use vncserver on my
> >FreeBSD box when I need an X session. Then I just setup Putty to forward
> >port 5900 to 127.0.0.0:5901, make an ssh connection to my FreeBSD server,
> >UltraVNC on my Windows box and connect to localhost.
> Thanks for your reply! I have been told VNC is a good way to go as
> well, but some have mentioned some performance issues. What have you
> found? It works liveably well?
It works great for me. I have a pretty fast internet connection (cable
One thing I like about it is the session doesn't end when you
disconnect. You can start a long running process like cvsup, disconnect,
and come back later to check on it.
Unlike when you vnc to a Windows box, you don't get the X session
that's on the local workstation, you get a new one. If you need to
connect to the primary X session, like for remote support, there's a
version of VNC in the ports for that too (xvnc?).
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