X over bluetooth?
lists at arctur.us
Sun Feb 4 10:18:30 CET 2007
Looking at the X code, it seems like adding basic bluetooth support is
just a matter of opening a socket with a different set of flags
(AF_BLUETOOTH, BTPROTO_RFCOMM rather than AF_INET or AF_UNIX).
The use case for this would be something like, I want to enter
information into the phone and I'm nearby a bluetooth-enabled computer,
so I run a program on the phone that displays to the bigger machine over
bluetooth. The advantage, of course, being that I can use a big display
and a regular keyboard to enter the information. Or maybe I could even
run a presentation off of my phone to an X server connected to a
My question is, would it be better to use BNEP? Or does BNEP impose
some overhead that we could avoid by going over straight rfcomm? It
doesn't seem like a huge amount of effort to add bluetooth support to X,
though it might be a while before that was widely deployed. Besides SDP
support, what else would be involved?
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