Which VNC to choose - Response to William, wish list
Jerry "at" Westrick.Com
Wed Dec 24 02:21:01 2003
Okay, there is nothing in your wish list that can't be done
on ANY of the branches.
If you want someone to see your screen, then they can access it via any
web browser without installing any software.
If you want to controll someone's pc they are going to have to install
the server, all can be installed as service.
All versions allow "reverse" connections where "someone" will initiate
the connection to you, but you get to controll thier pc. To do this you
start a "Viewer" in Listne mode, and "someone" selects "Add connection"
and type the umber you give them. Of course "someone" has to be on the
machine to select the "Add connection", the server won't connect out
automatically, so this may not be what you want.
Bottom line? Any one will do what you want.
You are going to need to give more criterea to decide with, or choose
UltraVnc WAS the fastest for windows (have the ultra drivers been ported
to the others yet?), has file transfer, and chat which might be usefull
to you, but (alas) has been beta for ever. (Most problems being the
usage of windows domain users, and such). I've been using it for over a
year on win98 / me / 2000 / xp machines and have had no problems with
I can't tell you the diferences between RealVnc and TightVnc I haven't
look into them in ages.
On Tue, 2003-12-23 at 23:53, glee "at" ica.com wrote:
> I am just geting started, so I really do not know fully what to ask for,
> except that I want good remote control on windows platforms. That is why I
> posted the question here first -- to get some pointers about where to
> Since you press me for details, here's my best attempt: If I can have full
> control over a windows 32 platform with decent response, and the ability to
> run as a service, that would be great. The easier that I can make it for
> someone to remotely connect, download the viewer and view my screen, the
> better. Ideally, if I can find a way to package a version of VNC so that I
> can email it to someone and have them easily install it so that they can
> connect to me via a predefined IP (so that they have to do as little as
> possible) so that I can control their system, I would e a happy camper.
> I'm at a fix IP, but I have no control over the remote user, which is why I
> propose to package a version that simply autoconnects to me at a fixed IP.
> I am particularly interested in this last function -- I'd like to get as
> close to Glance or WEBEX type functionality to allow me remote access to a
> remote user's desktop as possible.
> Again, I am new to this, so I do not know (yet) if what I am asking for is
> reasonable, but there is my list. I'm more than willing to study docs, and
> I will follow up on any links provided or that I find while browsing this
> "William Hooper"
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> 12/23/2003 02:07
> glee "at" ica.com said:
> > I was hoping to benefit from the experience and wisdom of those on this
> > group who have already done so...
> But none of us are in your situation. You haven't even talked about what
> you expect, what kind of connection, etc.
> It's like asking for the best kind of air freshener. I might love one
> type, but you think the same one stinks.
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