Remote Desktop Connection

Kevin Kinsey kdk at
Wed Jan 24 14:20:52 UTC 2007

Grzegorz Pluta wrote:
> Hi.
> Id like to asj you guys if you used any remote desktops with freebsd? Which
> client/server would you recommend, and why? Witch wich desktop env have you
> been using it?

I use Xorg & XFCE4 on my FreeBSD desktop(s).  For remote desktop 

FreeBSD -> FreeBSD: ssh with X11 forwarding (-X or -Y options, see manpage).

FreeBSD -> Windows: rdesktop (/usr/ports/net/rdesktop).  Works 
beautifully for work.  Can't recall which, but some games don't seem to 
like it.

Windows -> FreeBSD:  freeXer and PuTTY with X11 forwarding enabled. 
Kind of interesting to have my FreeBSD desktop apps on my wife's lappy 
at the breakfast table ;-).  With this setup, Windows actually is the 
"window manager" --- kinda disconcerting at first glance :-D

Kevin Kinsey

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