X on a server Re: Freebsd vs. linux
bsilver at chrononomicon.com
Mon Feb 14 12:57:07 GMT 2005
On Feb 13, 2005, at 4:14 PM, Ean Kingston wrote:
> On February 13, 2005 03:53 am, Anthony Atkielski wrote:
>> Chad Leigh -- Shire.Net LLC writes:
>>> You can install the X libraries and client apps on your server --
>>> works fine at secure level 3 and does not require kernel
>>> 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
>>> and there is no HW touching stuff. You are not running the X Server
>>> 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,
>> 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
>> everything can be done from a command line (thank goodness--working
>> Windows is a nightmare precisely _because_ so many things cannot be
>> from a command line).
> I run an XLoad app on every server with the display on my desktop (set
> update once a minute. It lets me keep an eye on the general health of
> servers during the day. Asside from that I haven't found a truely
> useful GUI
> app for servers.
I don't know if this counts at all (especially since it's not FBSD),
and I'm loathe to say positive things about NetWare, but I remember
reading their "Snakes" screensaver was actually a load meter...the
bigger the load on the server, the longer the tales on the snakes and
the faster they moved on the screen.
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