running vncserver in background on Win95
yruan2 "at" vertex.ucls.uchicago.edu
Fri, 17 Apr 1998 15:37:11 +0000
On Fri, 17 Apr 1998, James [Wez] Weatherall wrote:
> On Thu, 16 Apr 1998, Brian Hall wrote:
> > desktop visible on the Win95 PC itself. Is there anyway of keeping the Win vnc
> > server in the background while being accessed by the client,
> I'm not sure what you mean by this.
I think that he just want the server side desktop to be blank, so some by
stander on the server can't watch his every move. It is already an option
in PCAnywhere. So I don't see why it can not be done in VNC.
Below is just my speculation:
NT has the concept of multiple desktop, but only one(normally #0) is on
screen. So why not have VNC connect to an off screen desktop(say #1), and
then just turn off the main desktop(#0).
I think there can be even more possiblities. The NTResourceKit comes
with a version of "SU" which allow you to set the owner of each individual
desktop. Now if VNC can assign ownership to each individual desktop.....
Note this still very diferent from X or WinFrame. For no high level
function call is transmitted, only the frame buffer. But I suspect it is
quite workable for a majority of applications.
Please feel free to correct me.
p.s. Has anyone tried VNC over a VirtualPrivateNetwork connected by
SOCKS5? I know there is a patch for XVNC, but has anyone tried SOCKS5 on
both ends? I need to access from home station(NT) through home socks
server(Linux Redhat 5), office socks server (Irix 4), then office file