[twill] twill Digest, Vol 8, Issue 14
titus at caltech.edu
Mon Mar 20 15:17:21 PST 2006
Another one lost to twill... but I can't feel sad about it ;). Let me
know how it goes!
On Mon, Mar 20, 2006 at 05:54:37PM -0500, John Mudd wrote:
-> Thanks! VNC works much better than ssh alone.
-> The only stumbling block is that the remote Linux box has all but port
-> 22 (ssh) blocked. So running vncviewer at home couldn't access the
-> port (5901) published by the remote vncserver. But it's easy to
-> forward the remote port home with the following command.
-> ssh -2 -n -R 2024:localhost:5901 -N <my home IP addr>
-> I chose port 2024 arbitrarily. Now I can connect from home using the following.
-> vncviewer localhost:2024
-> It works great. This remote Linux box only gives me about 30 KB/sec
-> net access but now that I'm using VNC I have a Linux desktop that
-> works well. Now I can try Firefox and Seleniun-IDE.
-> On 3/20/06, twill-request at lists.idyll.org <twill-request at lists.idyll.org> wrote:
-> > Message: 1
-> > Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2006 08:15:59 +1100
-> > From: James Cameron <james.cameron at hp.com>
-> > Subject: Re: [twill] twill & spidermonkey?
-> > To: twill at lists.idyll.org
-> > Message-ID: <20060319211559.GA3841 at hp.com>
-> > Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
-> > On Fri, Mar 17, 2006 at 05:35:20PM -0500, John Mudd wrote:
-> > > Using ssh causes the browser to appear on my home Linux system but
-> > > requires a lot of net traffic which slows testing.
-> > Methods to reduce this net traffic ...
-> > 1. install a VNC server on the remote system and use a VNC client on
-> > your home Linux system,
-> > 2. install a VNC server on another remote system, use a VNC client on
-> > your home Linux system, and then within that run "ssh -X" to the remote
-> > system.
-> > With the VNC protocol, you can close the client, thus stopping screen
-> > updates (net traffic), and then reconnect the client later to see the
-> > result. With some VNC programs you can also restrict the update rate.
-> > VNC makes periodic updates to the screen. But using ssh every update is
-> > passed across the net. An automated web browser would generate a lot of
-> > screen updates, and so the difference between VNC and ssh would be more
-> > obvious.
-> > --
-> > James Cameron
-> > http://ftp.hp.com.au/sigs/jc/
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