X on a server Re: Freebsd vs. linux
Chad Leigh -- Shire.Net LLC
chad at shire.net
Sun Feb 13 08:38:44 GMT 2005
On Feb 13, 2005, at 1:30 AM, Anthony Atkielski wrote:
>> They exist. A friend of mine had one running on w2000 several years
>> ago logging into hi BSD and Linux boxes using xterm. It worked
>> reasonably well.
> How much did he pay for it?
I don't know which one he used. Sorry.
> Many of the ones I saw cost hundreds or
> thousands of dollars, and there was still no guarantee that they'd work
> well. The few free ones I tried did not work well at all. I'm still
> interested in learning more, though. However, I won't run x-anything
> my FreeBSD system unless it will run without destabilizing changes to
> the OS (no change in securelevel, no kernel reconfiguration, no special
> system software modules or daemons).
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.
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