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NX is an open standard server built on top of X that simplifies thin-client networking. It includes built-in support for encryption (using SSH), access to the local filesystem and local audio. The server also is able to translate foreign protocols to allow connections from RDP and other clients. NX is a product of NoMachine, which develops an open-source core, on which proprietary versions of both the server and client are built. FreeNX is a completely open-source project.
Cool Solutions Installing the Latest (As of Oct 2005) FreeNX Server on Novell Linux products
Warning: Once you used NX you'll NEVER GO BACK to VNC...
It is fast (compression and cache technology applied to the X protocol), allowing you to work remotely using a higher resolution,... and secure (it runs over SSH).
- FreeNX on SLE10 Just tried the following packages 1. nxclient-2.1.0-11.i386.rpm 2. nxnode-2.1.0-15.i386.rpm 3. nxserver-2.1.0-17.i386.rpm from NoMachine on SLE10. they work fine
- Very nice! I -think- FreeNX comes with SUSE 10 (or it may have been in one of the APT repositories I've use) , so if you just want to access your home computer then you can use YAST (or apt / synaptic). Also, there is a free NXclient for KDE called kNX. My experience is that it isn't mature enough yet - it does not work - but your milage may vary.
- Great hints! Thanks for the nice work. Made my whole nx system work... Just had a problem with the install of /usr/NX/lib that didn't get covered in your instructions (but is well described in the Free-0.4.4/INSTALL file. NX rocks!!!!
- Great article. Just a couple of things to add 1) Need to add nx and other users that will connect to the sshlogin group in /etc/group 2) Need to import the client.id_dsa.key in the Configuration->General area other wise authentication will not work.
- It's not quite as widely supported as VNC though, eh? A half-dozen linux distros and Solaris, while VNC is available for anything with a display and a network connection. Reply: NX Clients run on Windows, Linux, Mac OSX (BSDs), Solaris and apparently on some PDA's. Server runs on AFAIK ALL linx distro's, not half a dozen. NX is more secure and faster than vnc. NX can do even more: it can also convert RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol, used by Windows Terminal Servers) and RFB (used by VNC servers) to NX and thereby increase efficiency of these two protocols by a factor of up to 10 across slow links (even if you compare it to TightVNC!). A possible setup : Windows Terminal Server --lan--> NXServer --wan--> NX Client Start reading here http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/8477 Both systems are "free" and open source so as per usual YOU "HAVE TO" CHOOSE...
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