atom bomb

Bendotti, Gerard gbendotti "at" agric.wa.gov.au
Wed, 22 Aug 2001 00:59:57 +0000


> Today one of my customers had another crash. He knows for sure (and so I
> do
> for 99%) that he didn't use VNC to look at the computer where the crash
> occured. Winvnc is installed there.
> 
I have a new NT machine at work which spontaneously reboots itself, the
vendors saw VNC and said that is my problem, they did not even know what it
was, when I removed VNC and the machine died while using Notepad they had to
concede the problem may go further.

One thing I did notice was that if I want to kill the NT machine all I have
to do is open a VNC session, use ODBC drivers, edit a graphic OR access the
machine from another one via the VNC client (Java seems to be not as toxic),
any one on it own is enough.  This is said in good humour as I think all
this is pointing to a problem yet to be identified, because strangely MS
Outlook can run for days with no problem, which is unusual.

I guess my point is, sure consider all options, but in my experience VNC has
been more reliable than mail.

BTW any ideas as to why this machine goes AWOL would be welcome.

PS I am using TightVNC and I think it is brilliant, could not do my work
(the way I want to) without it.


Gerard Bendotti
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