[self-interest] Re: remote GUI

David N. Smith (IBM) dnsmith at watson.ibm.com
Sat Feb 19 22:26:26 UTC 2000

At 18:39 +0100 2/19/2000, Stefan Matthias Aust wrote:
> >good thing. This problem is that VNC seems to be optimized for high speed
>>networks (it transfers compressed bitmaps) and not modems.
>You should have about 1MBit/s, right.  It works over ISDN (64Kbit/s even
>better with doubling lines to 128Kbit/s) if your're patient.  Implementing
>a VNC client doesn't look very difficult.  I'm right now trying this for
>Squeak (www.squeak.org) after I downloaded the protocol specification.

I've used it a lot on a 128K ISDN line and it was usable, and I'm not a very patient person. However, the other machine was 40 miles away; VNC was really fast compared to driving an 80 mile round trip to shutdown one version of a program and start up a newer version!

David N. Smith
IBM T J Watson Research Center
Hawthorne, NY
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