This morning I decided to try out a new pairing setup. What I did was setup a machine that can be accessed by both developers and installed tmux.
Tmux works like screen where it creates sessions that you can attach multiple users to. It also allows you have a few open buffers so you can do things like have one buffer open for Vim and another to run your Rails Server.
So we have taken advantage of the ability to attach multiple users to a session and then had each developer attach via ssh from their local machine. We haven’t configured tmux beyond the basic install but it seems to be working good.
One nice thing is each developer can SSH back into their local box from a separate buffer and have access to files on their local machine if need be.