VNC Server - ActiveX
Alex K. Angelopoulos
alex "at" bittnet.com
Wed Jul 3 00:58:01 2002
I like this idea, Chris. I suggest you also take a look at Thong Nguyen's
control as a starting point for some ideas on methods, properties, and events to
----- Original Message -----
From: "Chris Gamache" <cgg007 "at" yahoo.com>
To: <vnc-list "at" realvnc.com>
Sent: Tuesday, 2002-07-02 07:51
Subject: RE: VNC Server - ActiveX
> > Do you indicate that you are willing to write something that if I browse to
> > your page, a vncserver starts on my display such that you can see my
> > display??
> Yes. You'll need to authorize my signed ActiveX code, and you'll be able to
> view my security certificate (signed by a trusted certificate authority) ...
> you trust my website (which, if you were my customer and you were on the phone
> with me, you would) then you would authorize the download and execution of the
> product, then the control would activate.
> > It would be a huge security hole if you succeed to do so.
> No more than any other signed ActiveX control floating about...
> > Since you mention ActiveX, I think your target is M$Windows platforms.
> Indeed. 100% of my customers use some form of Windows (80% use AOL, agh.) I'm
> not biased to any other OS. As a matter of fact, I go through great pains to
> insure the useful function of our website on other platforms and
> I find that my problem-children are the AOL'ers who can hardly tell me what
> version of windows they are running. We spend hours doing click, and scroll.
> I'm sure you internet-service operators can sympathize.
> The "DesktopStreaming"-type products have a chat console that appears on the
> user's desktop, and they can do things like spawn new internet explorer
> pointed to useful websites... Do y'all think this is worthwhile to work into
> the scheme of things?
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