vnc-list-digest V1 #1281

James ''Wez'' Weatherall jnw22 "at" cam.ac.uk
Sat, 22 Sep 2001 16:21:23 +0000


> Hello all,
>
> I'm running WinVNC v3.3.3R9 on W2K server with IIS 5.0 on a LAN in a test
> environment.  There is no data on the server and I wish to allow null
> connections.  Here is the registry value I entered under the WinVNC3 key.
>
> [HKLM\Software\ORL\WinVNC3]
>
> AuthRequired:REG_DWORD:0
>
> I've rebooted the server and each time I attempt to connect, it continues
to
> ask for a password.  Any ideas?

This is probably a case where the documentation isn't necessarily very
clear.  AuthRequired causes WinVNC to *allow* an empty password.  It doesn't
stop WinVNC from requesting a password.  To do that, you must clear the
password in the Properties dialog.  By default, with AuthRequired set to 1,
WinVNC will not allow an empty password, since it could prove a dangerous
security hole for novice users.

So, set AuthRequired=0 AND clear the password!

Cheers,

James Weatherall
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