TightVNC 1.2.3 released

Bryan Fields kb9mci "at" qsl.net
Mon, 25 Mar 2002 20:20:30 +0000


On Monday 25 March 2002 13:48, you wrote:

> TightVNC is similar to VNC in this aspect. If somebody knows how to
> solve the problem the most correct way, please let me know, I'll try
> to fix that, if that would not take too much time.

This solution requites 2 computers for the utmost reliability.  

The way I fixed this, is to put a 8255 Peripheral controller card in both 
computers, and wire one logic from each card to the other computers reset 
line.  Then you can ssh/vnc into one and reboot it proper.  If it hangs, then 
connect to the other computer and "push" the reset button for the computer 
that is locked up.  

I have seen a product called the PC weasel that can do this same thing, and 
let you access the bios if you want to as well, but is was $300-400 IIRC.  

My solution is cheep, you can find single 8255 boards for under $50, and the 
software is free for linux/windows/dos.  This it is probably not elegant 
enough for some people, though.
-- 
Bryan Fields, KB9MCI
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