Limiting the Remote View

Alex K. Angelopoulos alex "at" bittnet.com
Fri, 22 Mar 2002 16:33:13 +0000


I don't know about weird.... but definitely novel and *ugly*...an
interesting hack.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Adrian Umpleby" <a.umpleby "at" ic.ac.uk>
To: <vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com>
Sent: Friday, 2002-03-22 11:15
Subject: Re: Limiting the Remote View


: On Friday, March 22, 2002, at 03:23 PM, Marc Bertone wrote:
:
: > I was wondering if there is some way to limit the remote view when
: > someone
: > connects via their browser.  For example, could I only allow the remote
: > client to see my IE window, foremost window, CMD console, etc?
: > Basically, I
: > would like to selectively share only a part of my desktop while the rest
: > would remain hidden to the (view only) viewer.
:
: One possible (rather wierd and wasteful of screen real-estate) way to do
: this,
: if the region of the screen you want to show does not move, is to go
: through a
: secondary vnc server. (Perhaps an Xvnc server would be best, so it does
: not use
: up another real screen.)
:
: What you would do is have a vncviewer open on the intermediate box,
: showing
: the whole screen of your first Windows machine. Then open up some other
: blank
: windows and obscure the parts of the view you don't want seen. You can
: then
: advertise this second machine as the one which others connect to.
:
: i.e:
:
: +--------+           +-------------+
: |        |           |  +--------+ |
: | MS Win |--WinVNC---+->|VNCviewr| |--Xvnc?-->  View-only viewer
: |        |           |+-----------+|
: +--------+           || obscurer  ||
:                       |+-----------+|
:                       +-------------+
:
: Get the idea? (Hey, I did say it was weird...)
:
: Adrian
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