Bad Review of VNC at CNET

Boivin, Patrice J BoivinP "at" mar.dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Tue, 18 Sep 2001 13:03:42 +0000


VNC doesn't work against a Dell PowerEdge 6400 quad-700MHz CPU machine, 2G
of RAM, with NT Server 4 SP 6a with security hotfixes applied, including the
fixes highlighted by PatchWork.

VNC works against an old Pentium II clone, with less memory, no brand name,
NT4 SP5.

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:	Tony Caduto [SMTP:tcaduto "at" amsoftwaredesign.com]
	Sent:	Tuesday, September 18, 2001 8:43 AM
	To:	vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com
	Subject:	Re: Bad Review of VNC at CNET

	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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