Bad Review of VNC at CNET

Tony Caduto tcaduto "at" amsoftwaredesign.com
Tue, 18 Sep 2001 12:36:43 +0000


Wow, I can't believe that you could not get it to run on that one machine.
It seems in my opinion that you gave up way to easy, the NT version works
extremely well.
In all likely hood you had a corrupt NT install or some really really weird
hardware.
VNC for NT has worked on every server I have ever tried it on.
It is a great piece of software.
If you need commercial support then you should check our Tridia VNC at
http://www.tridiavnc.com/

Good Luck,

Tony Caduto
Programmer/Analyst
http://www.amsoftwaredesign.com

----- Original Message -----
From: "Boivin, Patrice J" <BoivinP "at" mar.dfo-mpo.gc.ca>
To: <vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com>
Sent: Tuesday, September 18, 2001 5:37 AM
Subject: RE: Bad Review of VNC at CNET


> If VNC works so well, why can use it against one NT server, but not the
> other?  VNC just refuses to authenticate clients for one of the machines.
>
> The registry entries are identical in both servers, they were exported
from
> the first server and imported into the second.
>
> The IP entries are all there.
>
> The graphics resolution is identical on both NT servers.
>
> Even when the proper parameters are in place, VNC does not generate a log.
>
> Someone suggested that I use the default ports, when the documentation
> implies that it is possible to use other ports.  We cannot use default
ports
> for VNC, we do not intend to set up a VPN for this one application.
>
> At the same time, there are two places for registry entries, as if at some
> point (due to lack of co-ordination between programmers?) someone decided
to
> place parameters in a different location, and the original location was
> never cleaned up.
>
> In my opinion this product is half-finished, does not have detailed
> documentation, and does not come with dedicated support.
>
> It may work well for the various UNIX platforms, but the NT version does
not
> work properly.
>
> After attempting to make it work for three days, we finally gave up on it
> and are recommending a commercial package to our client.
>
> Of course you get what you pay for.
>
> Regards,
> Patrice Boivin
> Systems Analyst (Oracle Certified DBA)
>
> Systems Admin & Operations | Admin. et Exploit. des systhmes
> Technology Services        | Services technologiques
> Informatics Branch         | Direction de l'informatique
> Maritimes Region, DFO      | Rigion des Maritimes, MPO
>
> E-Mail: boivinp "at" mar.dfo-mpo.gc.ca <mailto:boivinp "at" mar.dfo-mpo.gc.ca>
>
>
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Glenn Mabbutt [SMTP:gmabbutt "at" quartetservice.com]
> Sent: Monday, September 17, 2001 9:41 PM
> To: 'vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com'
> Subject: RE: Bad Review of VNC at CNET
>
> Slight correction: PcAnywhere version 8 can talk to ver. 9 and vice
> versa -
> I do it at work all the time (if pca hasn't crashed previously ;).
>
> I think it would be useful if you put an emphasis on the "open"
> nature of
> VNC - a benefit that allows continuous and rapid improvement to the
> product,
> as well as interesting and useful "unofficial" add-ons, like tight
> encoding,
> the wall-paper disabling stuff, and even Rudi de Vos' recent
> adventures with
> a Win2k VNC display driver.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Glenn
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Greg Breland [mailto:gregory "at" netdoor.com]
> Sent: Monday, September 17, 2001 7:46 PM
> To: vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com
> Subject: Bad Review of VNC at CNET
>
>
> I read a very bad review of VNC on CNET today.
>
>
>
http://www.cnet.com/software/0-3227892-1205-7056561.html?tag=st.sw.3227892-1
> 204-7056561.rev.3227892-1205-7056561
>
> The review was so bad, that I feel it needs to be responded to to
> correct the blantent errors and misinformation contained in it. I
> have
> written a response to the review and would like your help checking
> that
> I have all my facts in order and that I have crossed all my Is and
> doted
> all my Ts. :)
>
>
> http://www.mozillanews.org/vnc/cnet_response.php3
>
>
> Please email me with any additional information you think should be
> added or removed as well as any corrections.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Greg Breland
>
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