Would it be possible to identify a computer using the
embedded webserver in VNC server?
Tue Jun 24 04:57:01 2003
I haven't had a chance to look at the link yet. But it sounds great. Will
definitely give this a go. Thank you.
I'm a little green to this type of technology, so I hope my questions aren't
too off base. I know they probably are. I haven't cracked open the source
yet. =) And I do tend to think a little outside the norm, <<grin>> well
maybe a lot sometimes, which makes it hard to frame the right questions. =)
But makes for some interesting software.
Cheers and thanks for the pointer,
From: Stephan Edelman [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Monday, June 23, 2003 8:19 PM
To: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
Subject: Re: Would it be possible to identify a computer using the
embedded webserver in VNC server?
You can use the VNC multiplexor plug-in provided by PlanetDNS
(http://www.planetdns.net). This plug-in extension to the PlanetDNS Client
software enables you to connect to any number of machines that are behind a
router using a static Internet name, even if the router is assigned a
dynamic IP address. The plug-in is available here:
http://www.planetdns.net/plugins/mshredir.msh (select Open when prompted.
You must have the PlanetDNS Client software already installed. This is
available here http://www.planetdns.net/client/pdns32v116.exe)
The VNC multiplexor plug-in operates on TCP port 6800 and multiplexes both
the HTTP service (that loads the java applet in your browser) as well as the
RFB service on the same port. This has the benefit of only requiring you to
open up one port on your router for incoming connections.
Provided you have VNC, TightVNC, TridiaVNC, PlanetRemote, etc. (i.e., VNC
server or any VNC derivative) running on all of your computers that are
behind your router, you can simply access a specific computer by typing:
Where "<computer1>" refers to the machine name (netbios name) of the
computer you want to connect to, and "myname.planetdns.net" is the sitename
that tracks your current dynamic IP address (which is created through the
PlanetDNS Client software).
The PlanetDNS service simply maps *.myname.planetdns.net to your current
dynamic IP address, and the multiplexor plug-in simply extracts the correct
internal computer to connect to based on the HOST header sent by your
browser. The VNC multiplexor plug-in resolves the "computer1" name using
local resolution mechanisms and redirects all RFB traffic to/from that
Ofcourse, this requires that you have the PlanetDNS Client and VNC
multiplexor configured on at least one machine.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Colin Catlin" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Tuesday, June 24, 2003 1:39 AM
Subject: Would it be possible to identify a computer using the embedded
webserver in VNC server?
> I was thinking that in cases where a computer you want to control to do
> maintenance is part of a larger group of computers sharing one ip address,
> this might come in handy. Is it possible? I'm thinking about implementing
> something like this and wonder if it had been tried? Or maybe a service
> that calls out over the web and registers itself as available for
> maintenance. Maybe the viewer could tunnel back to connect when needed.
> I have a number of customers whose computers are hidden behind shared ip
> addys and would like me to do maintenance on their systems remotely
> the web. They of course don't want to be there to connect, but can leave
> the computers running.
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