xinetd and the vncpasswd challenge
Wed Dec 4 15:20:00 2002
are you aware that you can set this up so that you get the xwindows
logon screen (XDM, KDM, or GDM)? The inetd parameter is actually
designed for such, and that is why the default is no VNC
I would think this would solve you problem better, than trying to get
vnc to replicate the graphical login...
What it gives you is the follwoing:
1) user double clicks shortcut... (vncviewer x.y.z.a:nn)
2) the user get a new window with the Liux graphical login
3) the user logins and gets the same GUI/Environement (well almost) as
if he was signed on locally...
Isn't this what you want?
On Wed, 2002-12-04 at 14:21, email@example.com wrote:
> Hi All,
> New subscriber here and Linux lightweight. I've gotten a VNC server
> running on Red Hat 7.2 (using xinetd to start the server) and a VNC client
> running on Win 95 to talk successfully (thank you archives and all who
> contributed to them!!). I noticed that when I went from manually starting
> the server to using xinetd that I lost the password challenge to make the
> connection. I remembered seeing the -rfbauth option and added it into the
> server startups in /etc/xinetd.d/vncserver, then I used vncpasswd to create
> the challenge password for user "nobody". This got the password challenge
> back but only for user "nobody" who is used to start all the servers.
> Since the userid isn't known till after the server is started I'm
> reasonably sure that there isn't any way to challenge each user with his or
> her own unique vncpasswd. I'm not allowed to open a port for each unique
> individual (security requirement) which is why I went to xinetd to start
> Sorry to be so wordy but I'm out of ideas and can't seem find anything
> on this in the archives. I just want to be sure there isn't a way to
> challenge each user with their unique vncpasswd instead of using user
> "nobody" for everyone.
> Thanks in advance for any help,
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