Limiting the Remote View

H. Phil Duby onlyvnc "at" phriendly.net
Sat, 23 Mar 2002 02:09:13 +0000


A variation of the 'joke' response should actually work.

How about a separate (third) computer running just VNC server and IE, with
VNC configured to allow second connection in view only mode.  Support
person connects to the machine, then sends url for that machine to customer.
Support controls the third computer using VNC, customer watches.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Marc Bertone" <marc "at" docutek.com>
To: <vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com>
Sent: Friday, March 22, 2002 10:36 AM
Subject: RE: Limiting the Remote View


> I think that would work, but adding the intermediate step would be a
> problem.  Basically, we are looking for usage in the support
arena...someone
> could connect to my computer (when I send them the URL and password in
their
> browser).  Once they have connected I want them to watch my IE window, but
> not see all my other stuff at the same time.  So many ideas!!!
>
> -Marc
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com
> [mailto:owner-vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com]On Behalf Of Alex K.
> Angelopoulos
> Sent: Friday, March 22, 2002 8:27 AM
> To: vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com
> Subject: Re: Limiting the Remote View
>
>
> 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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