This section provides basic information about the connection methods that X-Win32 supports: SSH, LIVE, rexec, rlogin, rsh, command, telnet, XDMCP.
By default, rlogin, rexec, rsh, and XDMCP are typically disabled on the operating system. If those services are not enabled for use, contact your systems administrator or the operating system vendor for assistance.
SSH is a customized secure shell connection, which provides automatic data encryption. This is compatible with other SSH protocols.
LIVE sessions are special sessions that offer session persistency including suspending, resuming, crash recovery and changing displays. For more information see About LIVE sessions.
LIVE Slave sessions are helper sessions that allow users to connect to running LIVE sessions to share and collaborate. A LIVE session must have already been created and launched.
rexec (remote execution) connection provides network security by requiring the remote host to recognize your host name, login name, password, and command. The connection is allowed after the host name is recognized; otherwise, the connection fails. The command is executed after the login name and password are accepted.
rlogin (remote login) provides a remote connection through the command line interface. After connecting, the machine will authenticate by requesting username and password, and a program to run.
rsh (remote shell) provides remote connection with minimal security. It is recommended that rsh only be used on a trusted private network; data is not encrypted, including login name and password. This connection is not recommended for use on the public internet.
command provides the ability to run local applications which require X-Server support. Specify the target (program) to run and Start In (directory of where to run the program).
telnet provides a remote connection through the command line interface. After connecting, the machine will authenticate by requesting username and password, and request a program to run.
XDMCP (X Display Manger Control Protocol) allows logging in to several remote sessions with one or multiple hosts. XDMCP is best used on trusted networks.
X-Win32 supports multiple monitors for XDMCP connections; this allows you to direct an XDMCP connection to another monitor. The maximum number of monitors is dependent on your Windows operating system and your workstation.
Three XDMCP modes are available, Query, Broadcast, and Indirect, which are described below.
Query communicates to one or more specific hosts. The host names (or IP addresses) are known.
Broadcast is used when xdm is installed on multiple hosts. Broadcast allows you to select from a list of available hosts that are willing to manage your workstation.
Indirect connects to the remote host, then displays a list of machines. You select to which machine to connect.