xpra icon
Bug tracker and wiki

Changes between Version 31 and Version 32 of Network

07/22/18 09:51:01 (3 weeks ago)
Antoine Martin



  • Network

    v31 v32  
    1717== Types of connections ==
    1818Xpra supports many different types of connections:
    19 * '''unix domain socket''' connections using the {{{bind}}} option. From the same machine only, or via SSH (see below) - potentially as a different user. This is obviously restricted to Unix like systems. When using this type of direct connection locally, you should also be using "{{{mmap}}}" for maximum performance (which should be enabled by default). For connecting to a different user, you may need to use the "{{{socket-dir}}}" option to place the socket in a public location, and maybe also "{{{mmap-group}}}" to make the socket accessible to other users.
    20  When starting a server, a socket is automatically created for it by default.
     19* [/wiki/UnixDomainSocket unix domain socket] connections using the {{{bind}}} option. From the same machine only, or via SSH (see below). When starting a server, unix domain sockets are usually created automatically for it by default
    2120* '''named-pipes''': MS Windows only (#1150)
    2221* '''VSOCK''' using the {{{bind-vsock}}} option, for host - guest virtual machines connections, see #983
    2726* secure '''websocket''' connections using the "{{{bind-wss}}} option, or TCP / websocket connections upgraded
    2827* [/wiki/SSH SSH] connections: this type of connection uses a SSH as transport to connect to the unix domain socket. (forwarded using the hidden xpra sub-command "_proxy").
    29  On Unix-like systems you may need an "{{{SSH_ASKPASS}}}" utility to be able to enter your password or passphrase.