&^%$ Microsoft

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  1. Axeman

    Axeman Axemeister

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    Gotta give VNC a go some time - never got around to it. It's been plain old Terminal server for me, along with a bit of experience with Citrix.
     
  2. NssOne

    NssOne I am One with the DarkNss

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    I use VNC all the time. I use it to and then run XMMS on my MP3BOX running RH9. I used it all the time at school also. It's not so bad, really good for a free cross-platform remote access app. I would definately check it out Axeman.
     
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    Just tried it - how do you get the 1024 bit SSH up and running like you said damaki?
     
  4. generalnmx

    generalnmx Playful/Fascist Mod

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    My download server only contains downloaded stuff and my PVR recordings, no data I want to save and isn't connected to my private network (cable is physically pulled out). How is VNC's speed accessing from the Internet comparable to Remote Desktop, and how well do both (server, client) run on XP?
     
  5. damaki

    damaki Bored To Death

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    You need a ssh server. So with windows that means you need to download Cygwin with the ssh package. When the install is finished, then do
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    ssh-host-config
    using the Cygwin command line.
    Then setup the VNC server to allow loopback connections. And on the client, use a ssh client such as Putty. You Go to connection>ssh>tunnels and setup the following tunnel :
    source port 5900
    destination localhost:5900
    Local mode
    Finally, let's fire up the VNC client which must be set to localhost instead of server's address.
     
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  6. NssOne

    NssOne I am One with the DarkNss

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    OK, GMX, I only used VNC considering my system isn't Windows XP. IMO, VNC runs very well. It lags a little, but it otherwise works fine. Yes, it appears to be a processing beast, but if you stuff you run on your computer while you're away (like I do) and can't or don't want to use it on the computer you're connecting to, it seems perfect. No, you can't view any kind of video over VNC. But I have some... how do I put it... constantly scrolling text running on my computer, and I can view it just fine with VNC given a good connection day (cable + piss-poor net bandwidth at school = variable lagginess running VNC).

    Anyways, I've also used Remote Administrator, so I can compare it to other remote access programs, just not XP's Remote Desktop. For a free remote access program, it's damn good.
     
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  7. generalnmx

    generalnmx Playful/Fascist Mod

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    Sounds like VNC would be a good bet if I was running Linux, but I also plan on extensively using BitTorrent and that leaks memory like crazy, even on the original Linux platform. When I was using my Linux computer as a downloading machine, the multiple BitTorrents would slow the system down to almost nothing. Not to mention how many times I had to go into the running processes and manually shut down the BitTorrent spawns which were slowing the system down and took up no shared memory.
     
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    Klumpen Run away! Run away!

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  10. rygD

    rygD Nihilistic Mystic

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    Fuck Microsoft!
     
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  11. Caine

    Caine Hardcore Member

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    The whole of Microsoft or did you have a specific person in mind? :p
     
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    Fuck Sony!
     
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  13. rygD

    rygD Nihilistic Mystic

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    The company, not the employees. I had this in mind
    [​IMG]

    Nice try. No!
     
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    Cerbera Begen

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    Someone's playing hard to get.
     

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