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

Joerg Sonnenberger joerg at
Wed Mar 26 04:50:12 PDT 2008

On Tue, Mar 25, 2008 at 04:24:18PM +0100, Simon Thum wrote:
> I still uphold there is an impedance mismatch that is mostly by design. 
> In X11, server and client are coupled much tighter than in web scenarios 
> (resource- and timingwise). This leads to much reduced control over 
> client/server task balancing for a given app, plus increased latency 
> dependence.

No, the problem is that most programs nowaday use the X11 protocol in a
mostly synchronised fashion. Ever wondered why a X11 terminal with a
50MHz CPU on the server side worked better than many desktop
applications today?


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