Expert VNC - An Independent Review
Mon Jun 2 16:42:00 2003
Now that the other issue is out of the way...
> The only other method I tried to connect to her was me trying to connect
> to her using my standard VNC. Is it possible to do it another
> way? If so I'll try that, I haven't played around with VNCs other options
> to much as we use just the standard VNC over a network here,
> which works fine anyway, only time I've needed additional functionality
> was connecting to my friend at uni, and this was the option at
> hand at the time! I'll try the "Add New Client" option!
Without seeing "ExpertVNC" I can only guess that there might be some kind
of HTTP tunneling involved also. The "Add New Client" gives you the
ability to initiate the connectiong from the server PC, therefore not
having to worry about things like NAT devices in the way. Given a good
firewall and proxy then "Add New Client" may not work because VNC doesn't
natively use a proxy.
That being said there are a number of free programs to tunnel things over
HTTP and other protocols.
> I'm not really a VNC expert, I thought it would be a good idea for a basic
> user like me to review it, then for Joel to get an expert
> user to review it as well. I just thought it would be useful for someone
> to demo the program and tell others, as there seemed to be
> such an uproar about it.
I appreciate the effort, but unfortunetly it appears that some questions
regarding licensing still need to be answered by the folks at "ExpertVNC".
While it might be a good product, I for one will not even test it until
these questions are resolved.