VNC 3.3.5 "Add new client" port option - limited?

Andy Harter ach@realvnc.com
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...)

Andy

----- Original Message -----
From: "Gary Sieker" <gsieker@mail.com>
To: <vnc-list@realvnc.com>
Sent: Friday, November 08, 2002 9:17 AM
Subject: VNC 3.3.5 "Add new client" port option - limited?


> > From: "Andy Harter" <ach@realvnc.com>
> > To: <vnc-list@realvnc.com>
> > Subject: VNC 3.3.5 released
> > Date: Thu, 7 Nov 2002 12:02:28 -0000
> > Reply-To: vnc-list@realvnc.com
> >
> >   * "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.
>
>
> Regards,
>
> Gary Sieker
>
>
>
>
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