Kind of off topic.

Adam Vande More amvandemore at
Tue Dec 14 03:59:47 UTC 2010

On Mon, Dec 13, 2010 at 5:21 PM, Jorge Biquez <jbiquez at>wrote:

> Hello all.
> A friend is asking me to help him to solve some problem he has in his
> servers. To some I would be able to connect using ssh, with other just it i
> snot possible. I remember that on the windows world there was a commercial
> software PCANywhere. He can have it but I am not sure if I would be able to
> connect to that from my Freebsd machine (of course not by ssh).
> What are you using for connecting to graphical interfaces of different OS's
> from FreeBSD?
> I tested some years ago a VNC software but did not work fine with MAC OSX
> (recently released by then).
> I know big security factors are involved for sure.
> Any suggestion on what to use, not to expensive or free?

If you're connecting to Windows clients, use RDP, not VNC.


To X11 and other type clients, VNC.

You can use

/usr/ports/net/freenx and

for a better experience although I haven't gotten that portion working under
FreeBSD before.  Once it's setup though it's way faster than an equal
bandwidth/setttings RDP connection.

Adam Vande More

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