[Dshield] distributing windows updates (was: Proxy

Doug White doug at clickdoug.com
Wed Oct 22 23:36:40 GMT 2003


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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "John Hardin" <johnh at aproposretail.com>
To: "General DShield Discussion List" <list at dshield.org>
Sent: Wednesday, October 22, 2003 5:03 PM
Subject: Re: [Dshield] distributing windows updates (was: Proxy


| On Wed, 2003-10-22 at 12:00, Mark Tombaugh wrote:
| > On Wednesday 22 October 2003 01:27 pm, John Holmblad wrote:
| > > If anyone on this list knows of a convenient tool that  runs under
| > > Microsoft Windows that would work provide a similar RDP capability for
| > > Linux, I would appreciate knowing how to get it.
| >
| > What about VNC?
| > <http://www.realvnc.com/download.html>
|
| I wouldn't recommend that, as it fires off an X session (desktop) on the
| Linux box and leaves it sitting idle until somebody connects using VNC.
|
| > or ssh -X from another system with x-windows..
|
| You could do that with Cygwin, but you'd have to be running the window
| manager locally (on the Windows box). Cygwin does provide the fvwm
| window manager, but the newer desktop environments (KDE, GNOME) are not
| yet available. It's less painful to use XDMCP to get a graphical login
| and desktop from the remote box, and have the only thing running locally
| be the X server.
|
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