InDepth: Configuring xdm

For both convenience and flexibility, xdm offers a useful way to manage X sessions.
Conclusion

To recap, we configured the workstations and servers in the network to use xdm, XDMCP in indirect mode and the chooser in order to allow users to select the server they wish to use to manage their X session. This is an administrable solution allowing fine control over X sessions. It is also easy to use, in that it provides users a menu of hosts willing to manage their X session.

If this type of access is required from platforms such as Windows, and you don't want to buy or install an X server on your workstation, then vnc may be an alternative for you.

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Ron Hume (ronhume@ieee.org) is an independent telecommunications consultant. His specialties are in softswitch and enhanced service construction for traditional and emerging telecom service providers.

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