Still faster than Scott's blog.
Great quick explanation, but I have a more specific case that I haven't managed to get working yet, and wondering if you have any suggestions. I am wanting to remotely control an obsd box that's running X through SHH+VNC on OSX. I'm not very familiar with x11vnc, but I assume there's got to be some way to make that work with the now built-in vnc client in OSX 10.5.Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks.Not having used OS X 10.5, I can't speak to its VNC client. So, if you can't make it work, download Chicken of the VNC.As for making OpenBSD work as the "server", I gave the exact command line in the email archive: x11vnc -localhost -display 0.What part didn't work when you tried it?
Good summary.For Windows machines being remotely controlled, though (since you use Windows as an example in your writeup), I find UltraVNC (uvnc.com) to be a much higher-performance and more featureful VNC variant than TightVNC. It only runs on Windows (other clients can access it), but the focus on one platform has paid off.And there's always RDP/rdesktop as well.