[linux-audio-user] Encrypted remote X11 app (Was Unencrypted remote X11 app, Was: headless audio apps)

Joe Hartley jh at brainiac.com
Sat Jul 31 22:51:35 EDT 2004

On Sat, 31 Jul 2004 20:20:22 -0400
Chris Pickett <chris.pickett at mail.mcgill.ca> wrote:

> Malcolm Baldridge wrote:
> > Unless our terminologies are reversed: I usually refer to the X "server"
> > side to be the remote, and the "display client" to be the "local".  My
> > apologies if we're talking about it from opposite sides.
> The X server is what you have on your machine.  It handles display 
> requests from client applications (possibly run remotely).
> At least, that's my limited understanding of how it's meant to work.

Chris has it correct, which often seems bass-ackwards to the way people
think of client/server stuff.  The X server is what's running on the
machine with the display.  The client app runs remotely (usually on a
server, complicating the terminology!) and displays on the server.

I'm coming in late to the conversation, but I absolutely agree that
while it's easier and more secure to remotely display X audio apps over
ssh, the processing power is often unacceptably high.

       Joe Hartley - UNIX/network Consultant - jh at brainiac.com
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