TightVNC 1.2.3 released

Alex K. Angelopoulos alex "at" bittnet.com
Mon, 25 Mar 2002 20:56:19 +0000


I don't know - I think simple-straightforward-cheap IS elegant.

I would have concerns about reliability if stuck in the usual broom-closet
space which small businesses use for servers.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bryan Fields" <kb9mci "at" qsl.net>
To: <vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com>
Sent: Monday, 2002-03-25 15:18
Subject: Re: TightVNC 1.2.3 released


> 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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