ZoneAlarm Lock kicks in when using VNC

Fred fma "at"
Fri, 29 Mar 2002 02:47:28 +0000

Forgot to change the #@$!%& subject line again.  Please
excuse the repost.

Regarding this VNC/ZA blocking problem,
I forgot to mention that I am using vncviewer on a PC
to access a server on a sun box.  ZA is running on the PC
of course, and isolates the viewer.  That's why I found it odd
that the keystrokes typed on the PC is not regarded by ZA
as "local" when it is in fact local.  Not sure if that changes
you assessment.

Fred Ma
Department of Electronics
Carleton University, Mackenzie Building
1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, Ontario
Canada     K1S 5B6
fma "at"

> Date: Thu, 28 Mar 2002 13:11:04 +0530
> From: "Jasmeet S. Virdi" <jvirdi "at">
> Subject: Re: ZoneAlarm Lock kicks in when using VNC
> very correct,
> VNC Viewer's keyboard and mouse activity is not considered by ZA, as it is
> software injected into mouse and keyboard stream. ZA mite only be checking
> real keyboard and mouse activity. This cud be the very reason y the screen
> saver has to be explicitely disabled by VNC Server when a user is connected
> using vnc viewer to it.
> - -js
> ___________________________
> Its all lost in a moment of Clarity....
> - ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Fred" <fma "at">
> To: <vnc-list "at">
> Sent: Thursday, March 28, 2002 12:46 PM
> Subject: ZoneAlarm Lock kicks in when using VNC
> : Allowing VNC to pass the lock doesn't seem to prevent the
> : connection from being  broken when ZA kicks in.
> :
> : About the fact that only local keyboard/mouse activity is
> : considered "activity" by ZA's timer, I assume you mean that
> : keyboard/mouse stuff sent to vncviewer is not considered
> : local, even though I am using the local keyboard and mouse
> : to generate this input to vncviewer?  This might actually be
> : a moot question because I think ZA is kicking in even when
> : I'm doing word processing; I'll keep an eye out to be sure.
> :
> : Fred
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