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Theme fund: NGI0 Entrust
Start: 2022-10
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Explorative p2p protocol for fast and secure remote desktops

Protocols such as VNC, X11 and SSH have long been fundamental components for accessing user facing software or desktop computing as a whole over a network connection, with millions of daily users ranging from simple households to businesses and critical infrastructure. The development of these protocols and their respective tools has unfortunately stagnated, drifting towards proprietary extensions and otherwise dragging behind developments in compression technology, while leaving qualities such as accessibility and usability in a rough state. A12 is a project within the Arcan umbrella (models for future desktop computing) that aims to change this, leaning on decades of experience in system graphics. A12 consolidates the use cases of these - and related - protocols, adding stronger privacy protections against side channel analysis, use of modern compression techniques, providing higher visual quality and lower latency with simplified key management and service discovery.

Run by MRT Tech AB

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This project was funded through the NGI0 Entrust Fund, a fund established by NLnet with financial support from the European Commission's Next Generation Internet programme, under the aegis of DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology under grant agreement No 101069594.