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Can VNC and Remote Desktop Protocol be called examples of network transparency too? --Abdull 10:56, 27 June 2007 (UTC)

Three topicsEdit

This article appears to discuss three separate "network transparency" topics:

  1. Remote desktop
  2. Database
  3. Firewall

At the very least, we need to create a separate body section to cover the remote desktop topic and then write a new lead that covers all three topics. There are probably other, better alternatives for organizing this material such as merging current content into Remote desktop software, Database and Firewall and turning this into a WP:DISAMBIG. Other suggestions and discussion are appreciated. ~Kvng (talk) 15:26, 25 July 2015 (UTC)

Hello! As we know, the layout of X Window System separates the client and server components while connecting them over a network; as a result, the whole X is network-transparent because the clients and servers can communicate over almost anything without being aware of that. Technically, "network transparency" in this context isn't about the remote desktop concept, it's about a truly distributed GUI subsystem architecture as a whole; in contrast, remote desktop is just an "attachment" to a "monolithic" GUI subsytem. With that in mind, IMHO we might want to split the info on X into a separate section, and create a new lead section that would sum it all up. Turning this page into a disambiguation wouldn't be that great. — Dsimic (talk | contribs) 04:17, 22 August 2015 (UTC)