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JollysFastVNC - A speedy VNC client
Authored by: sayler on Sep 05, '07 09:50:30AM

"Tried it connecting to a client's machine across a VPN.
I see no speed improvements over ChickenVNC. It's just choppier looking."

CotVNC has always seemed very CPU-limited -- even when on a LAN <-> LAN connection between two fast machines it felt pretty laggy (not to knock CotVNC -- in general I like it a lot).

Over a WAN VPN, you're probably bandwidth-limited. I've never used it, but a previous commenter talked about the Vine VNC server for OS X, which apparently support more types of encoding than the built-in VNC server.. If your remote machine is OS X you might give it a whirl? Better encodings can mean less bandwidth needed.

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JollysFastVNC - A speedy VNC client
Authored by: robg on Sep 05, '07 12:32:05PM

Indeed, if you're seeing the same speed, then you're network-limited, not application-limited. I was testing over a gigabit internal network, just to insure that the network was *not* the bottleneck.


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JollysFastVNC - A speedy VNC client
Authored by: joshturse on Sep 05, '07 12:56:57PM

I have the same experience - it's actually slower than CotVNC with the built-in server over an SSH tunnel. I was blaming this on the number of colors - with CotVNC I can set the numbers of colors to thousands and couldn't find a way to do this in Jolly?

I will try both with Vine though, instead, as some of the other posts have recommended.

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