Richard Stevenson wrote:
Good points both - I'd forgotten that VNC worked
that way. In a previous
life, I had to administer an NT-based backup system using VNC (over a
Saturn cable modem link). You'd move the mouse and then go out to dinner
while you waited for the update to come back. It was probably the backup
server, though. Legato Networker works (as much as it ever could) on a
big Alpha running Unix. It doesn't cope well with an NT box, even if that
NT box has a CPU a million times faster.
I've found that vnc works the best when the server is Xvnc and the
viewer is on windows. Which is not surprising since that is what it was
originally designed for. While the windows vncserver allows the machine
to be usable it seems to not redraw properly a lot of the time for
things like menus. This is mentioned in the docs.
On the machine where I use Xvnc over the 100M lan it is just like being
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