IP Level Security on WinVNC

Nick Kay nick "at" nexnix.co.uk
Mon, 21 Dec 1998 11:49:40 +0000

At 12:41 13/12/98 -0500, you wrote:
>I announced these changes a few months ago, but since the URL is
>changing, I thought I would do it again:
>I have changed WinVNC server to strictly allow or deny VNC connections
>based upon the client's IP address (or a block of IP addresses).  This
>is similar to functionality found in TCP wrappers on UN*X platforms.  
>It gives me better peace of mind when running WinVNC on my machines on
>insecure networks.
>Right now, the IP allow/deny rules are stored in a text file.  It's
>possible that for greater security and simpler deployment, these rules
>could be moved to the registry.  
>Anyway, the new URL for the sources (based upon 3.3.2r5) is:
>    ftp://wik.res.cmu.edu/pub/vncip_src.zip
>Win32 (Intel) binaries (for people without compilers) are also available at:
>    ftp://wik.res.cmu.edu/pub/vncip_bin.zip
>Quentin - 
>The contrib extras.html page currently lists the old URL
>(tweedledee.res.cmu.edu).  Thanks.
>Feel free to send questions or comments to me and/or the list.  
>Jared Smolens

Cool, I asked for this months ago - now I can put VNC into all my
corporate clients. First one this afternoon.
Any chance of getting this feature into the "official" VNC release,

  nick "at" nexnix

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