VNC 3.3.5 "Add new client" port option - limited?
Mon Nov 11 17:58:01 2002
0-99 are treated as display numbers (added to 5500)
100 or over are treated as absolute port numbers
There are tricks you can play with integer wrap-around (reported previously
in the list) if you want a port numbered 0-99
Overloading like this is confusing and ought to be tidied up in the future.
(There is a lot of history to display numbers...)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gary Sieker" <email@example.com>
Sent: Friday, November 08, 2002 9:17 AM
Subject: VNC 3.3.5 "Add new client" port option - limited?
> > From: "Andy Harter" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > To: <email@example.com>
> > Subject: VNC 3.3.5 released
> > Date: Thu, 7 Nov 2002 12:02:28 -0000
> > Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > * "Add New Client" optionally takes a port number
> Great feature! I'm very glad to see it. I have tried the option and it
> works well...except for one little limitation...It appears to only work
> for offsets 1-99 which point to ports 5501-5599. This is fine, unless
> you need to tunnel through port 80, or for some reason you have a
> different set of ports you want to use. I like to use non-standard port
> ranges for an extra bit of security, and I also do use 80 occasionally.
> It would be nice if it worked like the viewer port offset (which seems to
> just subtract 5900 from the number given). So, for example, if I want
> port 80, I subtract 5500 from 80 and use -5420. If I want 5605, I would
> use 105, etc.
> Please consider this as a wish-list request.
> Gary Sieker
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