Weird Behaviour in Local Loop connection in Win XP Pro

Marius Zydyk
Tue Nov 12 22:39:01 2002

Well, point remains. What do you expect when you vnc to yourself? You'll see
a vnc window, with a vnc session, which has a vnc window looking at itself,
ad infinitum, limited by system resources. This is expected behaviour. wrote:
>Sorry, Meant to say! I'm using RealVNC v3.3.5 for windows on Windows XP
>Pro and the system I normally use the viewer on is a Win95 laptop.
>Only reason I wanted to use the loopback is to play with things because
>making changes on the actualy laptop would be about one change a day
>because it's at work!
>It's purely all being setup so I can access my home PC from work when
>-----Original Message-----
>From: [] On
>Behalf Of William Hooper
>Sent: 12 November 2002 20:38
>Subject: RE: Weird Behaviour in Local Loop connection in Win XP Pro
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From:
>> [] On Behalf Of ~G~
>> Sent: Tuesday, November 12, 2002 2:25 PM
>> To:
>> Subject: Weird Behaviour in Local Loop connection in Win XP Pro
>> When I alter the registry to allow local loop connections and
>> then open a local connection in the viewer, it acts weird. It
>> continually displays the VNC window inside itself until it
>> fills the screen! Something like viewing a mirror in a
>> mirror, it goes on forever! No matter what options I select
>> for viewing/polling have cured this! I hope someone can help
>> The reason I'm testing via local loop is to fully understand
>> the best setup for VNC server on my system so it is viewed
>> correctly via VNC viewer. My PC runs on a 1mb cable
>> connection and I connect to it via VNC viewer across a dialup
>> connection at my work. Regards, Graham
>I assume you are using the MS Windows version of VNC.  VNC on the
>Windows platform is designed to show you what the console desktop looks
>like.  What do you expect a VNC windows showing itself repeatedly to
>look like?
>I don't understand how you expect to "understand the best setup for VNC
>server" by using a loopback connection.  Even if it did work differently
>(for example, different desktops in Linux) you would be comparing a
>virtual, basically unlimited bandwidth connection to a 56kbps modem.  It
>would be better to just try a setting over the modem and see how it
>worked, then make changes and try again.  Also look at the "Auto" option
>in VNC 3.3.5.
>William Hooper
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