[vox-tech] VNC - awesome!
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[vox-tech] VNC - awesome!
After months of procrastinating, I finally got around to installing VNC.
All I have to say is... WOW! Totally and completely neat! It's a VERY
impressive piece of software!
I have a couple of questions:
1. A Google search turned up a number of different VNC clients like
"realvnc", "ultravnc", and "tightvnc". The one I downloaded was
The server was installed on a win2k machine and the rpm for my Linux
client was converted into a deb from an rpm via alien. I chose this
implementation (realvnc) because it was obviously GPL'd and the first
one I found. I had no way of comparing the different
Is there one implementation that's better than the others? Why did
this piece of software fork so many times?
2. The server is a win2k machine. When using VNC, the machine is taken
over; you can't log in at the console. Is there a way to make Win2k
multi-user? I was under the impression that this OS is considered by
Microsoft to be a server class OS. Can't more than one person log
in? Is there a registry setting or something? Sorry. I really
don't know much about Windows. This is probably a really dumb
3. I'm ashamed to be asking this. The LAN speed is NEARLY perfect.
There are some very slight pauses, but it got me thinking about
ethernet speeds. I've never really thought about it too much before.
Whenever I buy an ethernet card, it always says 10/100 Mb/s. It's
always been "fast enough". I did some tests. I created a 50MB file:
$ dd if=/dev/zero of=/tmp/blah count=100k
and used scp to transfer it to another machine. Transfer speed is
pretty much pegged at 1.1 - 1.2 MB/s
blah 100% 50MB 1.1MB/s
I also transfered it to the local machine (I'm assuming it went
"through" the ethernet interface). The transfer speed remained
pegged at about 2.3 - 2.4 MB/s.
$ scp /tmp/blah firstname.lastname@example.org:/tmp
blah 100% 50MB 2.4MB/s
But then I started thinking about it:
10 Mb/s = 1.25 MB/s
100 Mb/s = 12.5 MB/s
To mephisto: 1.1 MB/s = 8.8 MB/s
To localhost: 2.4 MB/s = 19.2 MB/s
How exactly do I get 100Mb/s = 12.5 MB/s between my local machines?
For some reason, I've never really thought about the speed on my LAN
before. My switch is a D-Link DSS-5, which also does 100/10 Mb/s.
Lots of questions. Thanks for reading down this far!
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