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    XRDP vs VNC


    Hi guys,

    What are the pros and cons for XRDP and VNC in Linux? Which one is good and why?

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    Best is simple X forwarding (source needs to have an X server) that is tunneled though a ssh connection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alf55 View Post
    Best is simple X forwarding (source needs to have an X server) that is tunneled though a ssh connection.
    Thanks man. This is one of it.

    Actually, I am looking the pros and cons for both VNC and XRDP so that I can make decision which one should be installed in our Linux servers officially. If I install XRDP end users must use RDP remote desktop. If I install VNC server end users must VNC Viewer. However, I am looking the best of these 2 remote protocol.

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    Install X11 server and connect from Linux workstations. Not RDP or VNC needed. Did you know that VNC was created by a Typerwritter Company?

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    Quote Originally Posted by alf55 View Post
    Install X11 server and connect from Linux workstations. Not RDP or VNC needed. Did you know that VNC was created by a Typerwritter Company?
    How about connecting from windows workstations?

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    Sorry, I can not help with Windows machines, never been there. I have used UNIX since 1976 and added Linux in 1992. For the work that I did Windows was not useful. It could not stay up long enough to lay out a design in a custom ASIC. And since then, I have always worked in a UNIX and/or Linux environment.

    I hear that one can use PUTTY connect (without any graphics) or install CygWin (with an X server) and connect with both CLI and GUI access.

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