VNC as spyware on TV

Michael F. March march "at" indirect.com
Mon, 25 Jun 2001 21:02:10 +0000


Let me try that again..

Does anyone know how many simultaneous desktop sharing connections 
Netmeeting can host?

Does Netmeeting use TCP or H.323 for the protocol for desktop 
sharing?

> How many simultaneous people can be sharing the same desktop
> in Netmeeting?
> 
> Does the desktop sharing using a TCP based protocol? 
> 
> If not, going through firewalls must be a pain..
> 
> 
> 
> 
> > Mark, have you had a chance to compare VNC to NetMeeting as far as
> > bandwidth usage is concerned? Do you have any hard facts on which one
> > performs better?
> > 
> > Thanks...Robert
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > "Mark Harris" <harrismh "at" us.ibm.com>@uk.research.att.com on 06/25/2001
> > 11:28:10 AM
> > 
> > Please respond to vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com
> > 
> > Sent by:  owner-vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com
> > 
> > 
> > To:   vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com
> > cc:
> > Subject:  RE: VNC as spyware on TV
> > 
> > 
> > VNC is used in our shop as an Xvfb and for remote server support and maint
> > (almost exclusively).   For the masses (particularly IT managers and
> > security folks) the primary application for VNC is going to be electronic
> > monitoring.    It doesn't really matter what emphasis you give to the web
> > page either.
> > 
> > Spyware aside....   we are also gearing up to use VNC (modified form) for
> > net conferencing;   instead of netmeeting or econference.   We have used
> > VNC for netdemos also,  which is just a specialized net conference where
> > all clients are view only.    The demo conference is hosted on a Linux box
> > that serves out an X connection in viewonly mode.   A vncviewer is started
> > on the same Linux host connecting back to the Windose box where the demo is
> > being run.   So,  all clients (whatever platform) connect to the Linux box
> > either with their browser or vncviewer and are able to see the software
> > demo that is happening on the windose box.    It is a lot of network
> > traffic,  but limiting to viewonly,  restricting the colors to 8bit,  and
> > simplifying the backgrounds help with bandwidth.   I have found it a more
> > reliable conferencing solution in some situations.
> > 
> > Some people will use VNC for spyware.    (very sad)
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > Mark H. Harris                          <><
> > 
> > Staff Software Engineer
> > Software Tools Development  -  IBM Rochester,  MN
> > iSeries  Dept  EL8Y/664-3  E115
> > harrismh "at" us.ibm.com  (8) 456-6910  1-507-286-6910
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