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I have installed netbeans on a remote Solaris machine. When I try to access it over a VPN, the UI is rendered really slowly. I use ssh command with -X option on my local system to connect to the remote machine. My local system runs Ubuntu 12.04. One solution is to use

ssh -XC4c arcfour,blowfish-cbc username@host

However I found that even this wouldn't solve the problem fully. UI is still rendered slowly. Please suggest a solution so that UI experience is seemless.

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Try xpra instead of ssh -X. It uses a somewhat customized protocol with many performance enhancements, and is able to detach/reattach remote programs.

Alternatively, FreeNX.

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The remote server I am using is a Solaris machine. Is xpra available for Solaris as well? –  coder Mar 14 '13 at 4:26
    
There are builds for Solaris somewhere for sure, but install from source is probably just as easy: "./setup.py install" –  totaam Oct 10 '13 at 8:54
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