Not logged in
Log in now
Create an account
Subscribe to LWN
Pencil, Pencil, and Pencil
Dividing the Linux desktop
LWN.net Weekly Edition for June 13, 2013
A report from pgCon 2013
Little things that matter in language design
sound is an issue in some cases.
The way to Wayland: Preparing for life After X
Posted Nov 23, 2010 5:06 UTC (Tue) by foom (subscriber, #14868)
Filesystems (and printers) aren't otherwise *easily* shared from client to server, in a way such that the app running on the central server can access your client's filesystems and printers.
Of course you can turn on NFS on your client, set things up so that it's securely and encrypted, become root on the server, mount your client's file share...then undo all that again when you stop using the remote app. But that's anything but easy. MS Remote Desktop makes it *easy*. (I suspect that functionality is not actually part of the display protocol, but rather just using a tunnel through the same encrypted connection, but still it's very nice for the client to handle all of that)
Copyright © 2013, Eklektix, Inc.
Comments and public postings are copyrighted by their creators.
Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds