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Stupid sysadmin question

When I provision laptops for my coworkers, I include both PuTTY
and Mocha X11.

Mocha X11 runs in the system tray on XP, and provides a rootless
X11 server, so X clients act like regular Win32 windows. PuTTY
is an ssh client, and if you enable its X11 settings, it finds and uses
the Mocha X11 server transparently.

I haven't checked if it supports fancy features like XDMCP, so maybe
there are features that Exceed provides that Mocha and PuTTY don't.

But I'd suggest trying Mocha first, before fighting to make Exceed use
ssh. Last time I tried to get Excheed working with ssh, it was a major
pain in the posterior. Although that was almost 10 years ago...

On Wed, Nov 4, 2009 at 3:01 PM, Jerry Feldman <gaf-mNDKBlG2WHs at> wrote:
> Some of my users want to be able to access our servers directly from
> Exceed. I'm not overly concerned about security since we are locked down
> under a VPN. I need Exceed to be able to use ssh, but it looks like the
> options are to use either rsh or rexec. Our servers are all using RHEL 5.2.
> I am not concerned about any security issues that would arise.
> (IMHO - hate exceed but but this is for some coworkers).
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