OOPS! Jacob was RIGHT! ( was Re: tightvnc vs "loose" vnc)

Alex Angelopoulos alex "at" bittnet.com
Fri, 08 Mar 2002 09:16:00 +0000


DUH! You can't set a binary value from Poledit. And Jacob politely resisted
contradicting me...

----- Original Message -----
From: "Alex Angelopoulos" <alex "at" bittnet.com>
To: <vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com>
Sent: Tuesday/2002 March 05 16.07
Subject: Re: tightvnc vs "loose" vnc


: That shouldn't be a problem.  You still have to grab an encrypted value,
but
: you plug the pre-encrypted version into the policy template.
:
: ----- Original Message -----
: From: "Jacob Hoover" <jacob.hoover "at" marathonelectric.com>
: To: <vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com>
: Sent: Tuesday/2002 March 05 15.45
: Subject: RE: tightvnc vs "loose" vnc
:
:
: : I have a policy for VNC by System Management Technologies Software, but
for
: : the life of me I can't find the URL where I got it from.  However, it
: : dosen't have the password as an option.  The password get's encrypted
: before
: : it gets saved, so I don't think it can be done with a policy editor.
: :
: : Jake
: :
: : -----Original Message-----
: : From: Alex Angelopoulos [mailto:alex "at" bittnet.com]
: : Sent: Tuesday, March 05, 2002 1:47 PM
: : To: vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com
: : Subject: Re: tightvnc vs "loose" vnc
: :
: :
: : One of the annoyances of VNC is what it is.
: :
: : The issue goes back to the fact that implementing a central password
system
: : for Windows systems (or a remotely changeable one) would have required
all
: : sorts of (potentially unreliable) additions. So the same issue applies
: : across
: : the board to standard VNC versions.
: :
: : The one method I haven't seen explored yet - haven't even looked for it -
: is
: : using a policy file to reset the password.  That way you avoid having to
: : manually run a REG.
: :
: : ----- Original Message -----
: : From: "Wilmes, Rusty" <RWilmes "at" facey.com>
: : To: <vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com>
: : Sent: Tuesday/2002 March 05 14.09
: : Subject: tightvnc vs "loose" vnc
: :
: :
: : : Hi,
: : :
: : : Our current plan is to deploy vnc server to our client 9x computers via
a
: : : login.bat installation that will install, run registry files etc.
: : Currently
: : : it runs via the startup programs the first time but subsequently
installs
: : as
: : : a service so that it's running even before the user logs in.  The reg
: file
: : : contains tweaks that disable the user's ability to shutdown the service
: or
: : : change any properties.  One of the difficulties we're having is in
: : changing
: : : the passwords via a reg file on a regular basis.  So far the only way
: I've
: : : found to do this is to use an un-locked-down installation, change the
: : : password, export the regkey to a .reg file then run the .reg file on
the
: : : clients via the login script.  This is due to the hashing of the
password
: : in
: : : the key.
: : :
: : : This is to help our helpdesk department and techs trouble shoot desktop
: : : problems.  They'll connect either via the viewer or a web browser.
: : :
: : : I just downloaded the tightvnc to test.  Can anyone comment on the
: pro/con
: : : of tightvnc in the scenario above or on how to change passwords on a
: : regular
: : : basis?
: : :
: : : Thanks
: : : Rusty
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