IBM developerWorks: Sharing computers on a Linux (or heterogeneous) network

[ Thanks to Frank for
this link. ]

“In the first of this pair of articles, David compares
and contrasts Secure shell (SSH) and Virtual Network Computing
(VNC), two technologies that allow a user at one workstation to run
an application that lives on another computer. (He does not cover
file-and-print sharing or “Internet” services like httpd, ftpd,
smtp, or nntpd, even though these technologies also usefully
“share” something about the computers in question.) He does,
however, give tips on installing and configuring SSH and VNC, and
comments on tool stability, choices, and licensing


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