alan "at" cymru.net
Tue, 28 Apr 1998 11:30:12 +0000
> > If I read the documentation for WinSock on 95 properly, there should be
> > no problem using winsock to talk to IPX socket.
> > If that is the case, could I not build a version of VNC server/client
> > that uses IPX sockets instead of TCP sockets and then use that ?
> Yes, the VNC protocol should work on top of any reliable transport mechanism.
IPX isnt reliable. The Novell reliable protocol is SPX. I believe you can
access SPX via the winsock API. The only real oddity with SPX is that it
is a sequenced packet protocol (that is it preserves boundaries) unlike TCP.
Has anyone tried raw VNC over a serial line yet (Im thinking here for
machines too stupid to run a tcp/ip stack - eg Apple IIgs)