Disable Web Server

Alex K. Angelopoulos alex "at" bittnet.com
Thu, 28 Mar 2002 17:41:38 +0000


If you are using Windows NT/2000/XP. you can do two things I know of.

(1) Go into your TCP/IP advanced settings and disable traffic over port 5800
(or the correct port of you are not running on Display 0).

(2) I haven't tried this, but you can also open WinVNC.exe using a tool such
as Resource Hacker

(http://rpi.net.au/~ajohnson/resourcehacker/)

and try manually modifying or deleting the JAVAARCHIVE and JAVACLASS
resources. I have never done this, so caveat emptor.

Note that other than giving a larger number of people *theoretical* access
to your system, this doesn't do much.  They still need to connect over the
standard VNC port as soon as they are served the applet.  IF they have the
applet already, as noted in the docs, they can easily do a connection from
*another* java applet page or even outside the browser - see

http://www.uk.research.att.com/vnc/javavncviewer.html

----- Original Message -----
From: "Charndeep Bhogal" <cbhogal "at" uk.ibm.com>
To: <vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com>
Sent: Thursday, 2002-03-28 08:52
Subject: Disable Web Server


> Hi,
>
> Does anyone know how to disable the web server in VNC so that no one can
> connect to my machine using a Java enabled web browser?
>
> Thanks
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