X over bluetooth?

Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller hns at computer.org
Sun Feb 4 11:39:17 CET 2007

If you have IP networking over Bluetooth, you can directly access X11  
(and other client-server apps) without modifying it at all.
So, it appears to me to be a better solution to make the OpenMoko a  
wireless client of your LAN.

Am 04.02.2007 um 10:18 schrieb Mitch Skinner:

> 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
> 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
> projector.
> 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?
> Mitch

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