[wellylug] which is "safer" on a server: Xvfb or vncserver?

Damon Lynch damon at photo.geek.nz
Sun May 2 16:16:59 NZST 2004


I wish to run OpenOffice.org on continually a server, so I can use it
for document conversion.  OOo needs X to run, but I don't want to run X
on my server.   Therefore, I'm thinking of a choice between Xvfb or
vncserver.  Do folks have experience with this?  Which is better in
terms of security or stability?  Has anyone had a long running OOo
process?  Perhaps I would be better off running an actual instance of X
on the server's hardware, and start up OOo in that?


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