Secure VNC

Mike Miller mbmiller "at" taxa.epi.umn.edu
Fri Mar 12 05:20:01 2004


On Thu, 11 Mar 2004, William Hooper wrote:

> >> In fact, the author gives the impression getting the VNC data is
> >> easier than getting plain X11 data.
> >
> > In other words, there is a continuum of difficulty and VNC is harder
> > to get than is plain text (e.g., telnet).
>
> If you have the traffic you have both telnet and VNC with the same level
> of effort.  No, VNC is not harder than plain text.  The argument used to
> be "well, it's key-codes not key strokes" but with chaosreader you get
> the plain text output.

Have you used chaosreader?

I doubt there is no difference, but it isn't worth arguing about
because....


> If you care if random people can see your VNC traffic, use a secure
> tunnel.

You are right about that!

Mike