1 Technical details
- 2 Other display protocols
- 3 Use of SSH protocol
- 4 License
- 5 Clients
- 6 Previous X11 compression schemes
- 7 See also
- 8 References
- 9 External links
Neatx is an Open Source NX server, similar to the commercial NX server from NoMachine. If you're not familiar with NX, these links might help:
- NoMachine's “Getting Started With NX”
- NoMachine's “Introduction to NX technology”
- Wikipedia article on NX technology
Here is a good place to get started with FreeNX:
You may also want to look at NoMachine's website www.nomachine.com for the web companion to help with connections using a web site. It requires more setup, but it's worth it.
Finally, unless you use FTP (you should use SFTP anyways) you can use port 21 on your firewall and redirect it to port 22 to the machine you want inside. On the other hand, if your router doesn't support that feature (sadly some are removing it) you can change the SSH port on your Ubuntu machine to 21 as most employers do not block this port. As a last resort you may have to forfeit the web interface and use port 80 for SSH.
On the side of hamachi, I have successfully been able to get it to work, but you need to make hard links for the ssl libraries, because the libraries it looks for are older than the ones supplied with Gutsy. I have made the hard links and they work just fine. So it is definitely possible to send your request through hamachi if you want to. However, for speed sake I would recommend using the port 21 approach if you can, since no one should use FTP anymore IMHO.