VNC Commander - what is it? (newbie)

Steve Bostedor steveb "at" tshore.com
Thu, 06 Sep 2001 15:50:24 +0000


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VNCScan (http://tgcs.web-it.com) will scan your IP subnet and place
them in a list.  This is very helpful if you use DHCP or don't feel
like manually maintaining a list of 305 computers.

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From: owner-vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com
[mailto:owner-vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com]On Behalf Of Simon Hobson
Sent: Thursday, September 06, 2001 9:02 AM
To: vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com
Subject: RE: VNC Commander - what is it? (newbie)


Glenn Mabbutt wrote:
>The only way to do this that I can think of on Windows without
>"knowing their IP address"  would be to set up a dynamic DNS
>solution (there are a number of providers for this, off-hand see
>http://www.dyndns.org and if you want to set up your own "service" I
>think I saw something on
>http://freshmeat.net).  In this method, there's a small client
>program that runs on the windows machine you want to control, you
>set each machine up with it's own hostname (ie, box1.domain.com,
>box2.domain.com, etc), and therefore when each machine "connects" to
>the network, the client program broadcasts out the system's current
>IP to the configured DNS server - so you can always hit
>"box1.domain.com" and always have it go to Bob's machine.  

If you have a system to host it on, you could also use the DHCP and
DNS
servers from the Internet Software Consortium (www.isc.org), or
others, and
do dynamic DNS updates from the DHCP server. This requires no special
provisions on the clients to keep an up-to-date DNS. I'm fairly
certain
that W2000 can do dynamic updates in the DNS server, but I don't know
about
it's DHCP server (I avoid Windoze as much as possible).

Simon
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