Win98SE connect to 127.0.0.1
jpmoore "at" purdue.edu
Sun Dec 12 19:19:00 2004
I guess I expected something more reasonable and less alarming, as well as less
threatening to system stability :-x
At some level, e.g. computer A views B, B views A, and so on increasing the
number of computers in the loop (A views B, B views C, C views A, etc.) it isn't
simple to detect such things.
For A views A, though, the client could detect it's connecting to the same IP
it's running on -- but with IP forwarding e.g. through an SSH tunnel, it's
common to connect to localhost, with the SSH client forwarding the connection
through to the server on the other end of the ssh session.
So maybe it's not an easy situation to detect.
> Date: Sat, 11 Dec 2004 21:09:06 -0500 (EST)
> Subject: Re: Win98SE connect to 127.0.0.1
> From: "William Hooper" <whooper "at" freeshell.org>
> To: vnc-list "at" realvnc.com
> Josh Moore said:
>>I run Win98SE and the RealVNC server, and when I connect to it with the
>>client from the same machine, the RealVNC viewer process has to be
>>terminated beacuse of the viewer displaying the contents of itself. Seems
>>like a fun anomaly to me.
> What did you expect it to do?