Configuration HELP PLEASE!
Alex K. Angelopoulos
alex "at" bittnet.com
Mon Jun 17 19:12:01 2002
Too funny - I'm a couple of miles from your guys' office (assuming you're the
chemicals Reilly in Indianapolis).
I haven't done a lot of playing around with this, but let's map out the desired
behavior you want. You can only do *part* of what you want to do with a
standard VNC server, unfortunately.
WHAT YOU WANT
+ If no one at all is logged on, you want to get in automatically.
+ If someone *is* logged on, you want them to see that you are trying to
connect, then allow them time to reject the connection.
+ If they "neither confirm nor deny", you want it to timeout allowing you to
connect to the system.
WHAT YOU CAN DO - AUTOACCEPT WHEN NO ONE LOGGED ON
You can have different "default" and user behavior. The default will apply when
no one is logged on; the settings for this are under
If you have per-user settings in effect, then you can have a different
QuerySetting value for the users from the one under here. The user settings
normally go under
so if you set it to "Query" while the machine default behavior is "Accept", your
users will be able to accept/reject connections and a system not logged on will
automatically accept them.
WHAT YOU CAN'T - CHANGING THE TIMEOUT RESULT TO ACCEPT
This is apparently hardwired into the WinVNC code, apparently in vncserver.cpp.
The default assumption is "false" for accepting the connections. It *could* be
reversed if you did a custom compilation of the code - not something to try if
you aren't comfortable with C++.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Hawkins, Sara" <shawkins "at" reillyind.com>
To: <vnc-list "at" realvnc.com>
Sent: Monday, 2002-06-17 11:06
Subject: Configuration HELP PLEASE!
> Hi ALL:
> I have a question that I need help with.
> We have decided that we are wanting to give our users a chance to reject our
> connections and to know that we are connecting.
> I've went all through the QuerySetting and tried them all. I like the
> prompt box, but the default is deny. This is not a good option if the user
> is away from their desk and we need in their computer. Also, with those
> setting if no one is logged in it AutoRejects. If I set it to 2 or 1 it
> doesn't give the prompt box and it just Auto Connects. Is there possibly
> another setting that I might use to either do a Query, Query, Accept? Or
> another way I can give my users a dialog box allowing them to reject us if
> we are set to 2 or 1?
> All help is appreciated.
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