Traversing X11 clients behind NAT (or X11 end-to-end connectivity)

Tiago Vignatti vignatti at
Mon Mar 24 22:03:33 PDT 2008

Tiago Vignatti escreveu:
> Simon Thum escreveu:
>>> Maybe this would be a kick in the a** of the so called web-based 
>>> applications. Now you have to learn how to program in html, php, ajax 
>>> or another boring language to build something in this kind of 
>>> environment. 
>> I've used a remote web browser (konqueror) at univeristy from home, 12 
>> ms ping,
>> it was not really useable. Sure there are leaner apps, but X really 
>> seems to need its
>> local network. And to compete with those, you'd need more candy than konqui
>> pushes on the wire. Now think of 60ms+ pings...
> Well, for sure I was targeting high-bandwidth network when I proposed 
> that. To give an answer to your statement I'll quote this paper [0] 
> entitled 'On the Performance of Wide-Area Thin Client Computing':
> "We conducted our experiments using Internet2 because it provides the 
> kind of high-bandwidth network access that we expect will become 
> increasingly cost-effective and accessible in future WAN environments."
> "Our results show that thin-client computing in a WAN environment can 
> deliver acceptable performance over Internet2, even when client and 
> server are located thousands of miles apart on opposite ends of the 
> country".

oh sure. I forgot to mention that these guys stressed the benchmarks in X11.


Tiago Vignatti
C3SL - Centro de Computação Científica e Software Livre

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