single desktop per user with vncserver through inetd
whooper "at" freeshell.org
Wed Jan 7 15:58:00 2004
Corni Beerse said:
> Mike Fedyk wrote:
>> I like the feature where I can have my users login through one port and
>> login to their user with [xgk]dm, but last time I tried it I was able to
>> make several instances of desktops, but not login to the same desktop
>> from another vncviewer (say, from another host).
> I guess you look at the setup as described at
Which doesn't meet the requirement of being able to reconnect.
>> Is there a way to do this with one port and inetd, or will I have to use
>> several ports, and tell my users which port is theirs (and start
>> for 50 users on startup).
> With the described setup you can access `vncviewer machine:50` and upwards
> some variants in the geometry (size and colordept).
But not the same sesson from another machine.
It sounds like you just need to set up an init.d script to start a batch
of vncservers for you. Look at
http://faq.gotomyvnc.com/fom-serve/cache/65.html for some examples. The
reason is inetd is designed to start a program for a connection, then end
that program on disconnection.
Depending on the access your users have, you might just create a script
for them that starts and stops the VNC server on a specific display. That
way they can run that script to start their own server when needed and
then close it when not.