VNC Mangager only free for personal use

Alastair Burr vnclist "at"
Tue, 12 Mar 2002 10:37:29 +0000

I just took a look at VNCScan and yes you can configure more scannable
ip ranges than VNCon, but speedwise doing a scan between a range of 255
computers took 230 secs, and in VNCon it took 35 secs! (done on an NT
machine) So this depends on your definition of 'advanced', and scans in
VNCon can be passed as command line options. Steve, maybe you should get
VNCScan to use asynchronous nonblocking sockets or multi threaded
blocking sockets to speed things up a bit. (this was meant

But as I am the designer, I guess I am going to be biased. And as to
which tool you should use is all up to personal preference and what is
required for the job. Here is my findings and to draw your awarenesss to
what else is available:

-> VNC Commander = is useful just to have there with a list of computers
which generally dont need to be updated much, the file size is small so
easily portable, and it can be useful to have it minimised in the system
tray for easy access

-> VNCScan = is very useful if you have multiple ip ranges to scan, you
have to pay a small amount to license it but that is very reasonable

-> VNC Manager by Patrick Garnier = can scan an ip range every few mins
and export it in a variety of ways

-> VNC Manager by MAST Hard & Software = quite new, nice interface and
quite easy to use

Just pointing out that in the earlier message by Klaas-Jan Doeven he
made a typo and was talking about VNC Commander and NOT VNCon :) Anyway,
good day to you all

Regards, Alastair Burr

> -----Original Message-----
> Date: Mon, 11 Mar 2002 08:20:59 -0500
> From: "Steve Bostedor" <Steveb "at">
> Subject: RE: VNC Mangager only free for personal use
> VNCScan Console doesn't have any of these bugs and is only $30.00 for
> console.  I highly suggest checking it out.  It's scanner is far more
> than vnccon.  There is also a new version coming out soon that
improves some
> of the look and feel and provides some new functionality.  Check it
out at
> - -----Original Message-----
> From: Klaas-Jan Doeven [mailto:kjdoeven "at"]
> Sent: Monday, March 11, 2002 4:32 AM
> To: vnc-list "at"
> Subject: RE: VNC Mangager only free for personal use
> A few comments, hints, tips, for both developers.
> I took the liberty of putting down some pros and cons of both apps.
> This is only my opinion and experience off course!
> I already 'spoke' to the man behind VNCon, but still:
> - -VNCon doesn't handle the exit program that well (one can end up
with tons
> of icons in the tray)
> - -and it start a new session every time one starts VNCon (i think
> unnecessary)
> - -I get often fatal crashes (access violation at address BF153C3 in
> GDI32.DLL)
> - - i believe it doesn't handle dos boxes and commands/key strokes
that well
> (the original VNC does that better)
> (sometimes a key seems to be 'stuck') (i also tried different
> - -need of this 3-party VNCX.dll
> - -misses the meaning/explanation of the button when pointing mouse
cursor on
> the buttons.
> - -It is small and fast
> - -has a 'scanner'
> - -has a nice GUI
> - -has a built in zoom option, (very handy!)
> - -is free!!
> VNC Manager 1.0.16:
> - -is quit slow in starting up
> - -misses a 'send Ctrl-ALt-Del' command in his GUI.
> - -no different views possible (only a 'list' view)
> - -is not 'free'
> - -when using built in viewer no automatic stretch.
> - -and it start a new session every time one starts VNC Manager (i
> unnecessary)
> - -one can divide all the pc's in groups (handy for if one has many
> to control)
> - -has built in 3 options: Java, orig. VNC, and it's own interface.
> overall: VNC Manager uses a lot more memory and takes 5 threads (why?)
> much less memory, only 1 thread.
> So my choose is still VNCon
> Again, this is no offence but just my opinion and kind of a bug/tip
> I think you both did a good job!!
> good luck
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