how to prompt local console only when somebody is logged
pol-admin "at" uni-duisburg.de
Fri Aug 20 10:15:00 2004
thanks for the answer!
Gary Sieker wrote:
> Jvrn Nettingsmeier wrote:
>>i want to run vnc servers as services on all client machines. when a
>>user is logged on, the user should be prompted to accept incoming
>>connections to ensure his/her privacy. but when nobody is logged on, i
>>want to be able to connect without the local prompt.
> Hi Jvrn!
> I believe there is a way to do this with the 3.3.7 and older vncs by
> setting QueryConnect 'on' in the local settings and 'off' in the global
> settings, which would have the effect you want because the local settings
> are used only when a user is logged on.
i'm using version 4, and would like to keep doing so (open source is
not half the fun when you are not on the latest and greatest ;)
> I haven't tried in the new version, but I saw a thread where James 'Wez'
> Weatherall of realvnc said that the global settings are always in effect
> when running as a service, even when a user is logged in as of version 4.
> If this is the case, it would take away the ability to use different
> settings based on whether someone is logged in to the machine or not.
> Here is the thread I'm refering to:
i can see why the user is frustrated by this change, but in terms of
conceptual cleanliness, i can understand why the developers changed
it to only use the system-wide settings. now i'm hoping for a
system-wide setting that says "prompt only when a user is logged on"...
> I, too, am interested in whether this can be done in version 4, so if
> anyone can comment (Wez? ;), that would be great!
cool. good to know i'm not alone. i was beginning to fear i had
overlooked something very obvious, and everybody has already been
doing what i want to do for ages....
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Jvrn Nettingsmeier, EDV-Administrator
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