VNC Server through inetd

Warden, Christian cwarden "at"
Thu, 30 Jul 1998 18:43:04 +0000

i'm starting Xvnc from xdm..just put something like the following in
:1 local /usr/X11R6/bin/Xvnc :1 -desktop 'X' -httpd
/usr/share/vnc/classes -rfbwait 120000 -rfbauth /root/.vnc/passwd
-rfbport 5901 -fp tcp/localhost:7100 -geometry 820x550 -depth 32

i give up the mobility of vnc by having Xvnc die after the user

imho, the ideal solution would be to have a process that prompts for
username/password and connects the user to a running Xvnc program if
s/he already has one running or spawns a new Xvnc if not..


> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Stephen Anderson [SMTP:stephen.anderson "at"]
> Sent:	Wednesday, July 29, 1998 7:18 AM
> To:	vnc-list "at"
> Subject:	Re: VNC Server through inetd 
> > the other thought i was having is this: is it possible to set up vnc
> > server to work like xdm?... to present a login screen, rather than
> being
> > run under an individual user account.
> Look at the options on Xvnc -query, -broadcast and -indirect . You'll
> need 
> to be running xdm on your machine, but vnc will then talk to that.
> This is 
> exactly how I use it. Of course, for full functionality, the vnc
> password 
> should then change to the one for the logged-in user, so you'd have to
> write something to handle that, somehow.
> Stephen.
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