Windows VNC

Michael Ossmann michael.ossmann "at" alttech.com
Wed, 27 Mar 2002 22:07:25 +0000


On Wed, Mar 27, 2002 at 01:18:19PM -0600, Roger Mihalko wrote:
> 
> 1. Could the VNC Server Service be modified to run similar to Citrix?

In theory, yes.  The following post ("Shared WTS Sessions Using VNC" by
Bill Anglea) is the state of the art:

  http://www.uk.research.att.com/vnc/archives/2002-03/0526.html

There is still a long way to go to make it as usable as Citrix, and
even longer to catch up on features, but it is possible.

> 2. Or could or are there plans to Modify the VNC server service to run
> off a webbrowser, which might be setup to run a desktop, similar to
> the UROAM application.

I don't know of anyone doing this.  There are some people working on
Java VNC servers which could possibly be extended to perform this
function, but it wouldn't be easy.k

> 3.
<snip>
> just wondering if adaptations to it like i have mentioned
> above, to be distributed via GNU are planned?  

Another option would be to set up a Linux gateway system with rdesktop
and Xvnc providing multiuser VNC access to WTS.

-- 
Mike Ossmann, Tarantella/UNIX Engineer/Instructor
Alternative Technology, Inc.  http://www.alttech.com/
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