Remote assistance for X

Brahim LARCHET brahim.larchet at
Fri Jan 1 18:31:10 UTC 2010

Le 01/01/2010 18:45, Matthew Seaman a écrit :
> Warren Block wrote:
>> A remote computer used by relatives is running FreeBSD and X.  I'd
>> like to find a method to work with the remote desktop to help them
>> solve problems and maintain the system.
>> The remote user's existing desktop should be shared, rather than
>> creating a new session.
>> Traffic and passwords should be encrypted.
>> The remote system could be on dialup, so faster is better.
>> The remote system should initiate the connection so there's no need
>> for the remote users to change firewall settings.  Also no security
>> concern when the software isn't being used.
>> So far, ssvnc and x11vnc look to be the only combination that meets
>> the requirements.  Are there others?
> x2x sounds like it fits the bill:
> The home page for x2x is at but it seems to
> be having a few problems at the moment.
> Note that this sends X protocol traffic across the net without
> encryption, an
> action that is at least as bad, and in fact, probably rather worse
> than using
> an unencrypted rsh or telnet session.  Best to wrap everything in a
> SSH or ipsec
> tunnel.
>     Cheers,
>     Matthew

Synergy can do this too

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