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Guys I've been asked to evaluate a few remote connection solutions for my small company (linux & solaris, but could go for a solaris only solution).

One of the more difficult requirements (for me...) is that cut & paste between remote and local system has to be monitored.

I short listed 3 possible solutions:

  • Sun Secure Global Desktop
  • Citrix
  • X tunnelling through SSH

Thing is I don't know any of these will let me monitor cut & paste flow. Any ideas? Any other solutions that will give me that level of control?

Or if it's a lost battle, can you just disable cut & paste?

I know that Sun Secure Global Desktop offers fine grained clipboard control but no mention of any monitoring not logging.

Posted this on stackoverflow and they suggested this was a better place to ask...

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What do you mean by 'monitored' ? –  Iain Jan 23 '11 at 16:47
Is cut & paste really that big of an issue? Even if you disable it, they could still take a screen shot and run it through OCR; works better than you'd think. –  Chris S Jan 23 '11 at 16:48
"monitored" is left quite vague in the requirements. I suspect they would like rolling logs of the content. @Chris I agree with you, but you know how it is, this is what I was asked, to be fair it's a deterrent, it would require more work to do the OCR thing. –  Walter1 Jan 23 '11 at 17:01
Citrix allows you to disable cut and paste entirely. I find the "feature" quite annoying. SSH tunneling will not have any cut and paste monitoring, as you are actually working directly on the remote serer. –  Shaun Dewberry Mar 14 '11 at 11:38

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