Just Showing the Desktop
angelosarto "at" gmail.com
Tue Sep 28 13:50:01 2004
What he means is that the viewer (eg person viewing your computer)
only needs a single piece of software. This software (vncviewer) does
not open any security risk for them. The vncviewer program does NOT
allow the computer running it to be remote controlled.
the security risks of vnc are for the server. (one being controlled,
you can mitigate this somewhat by using a good password, disabling
remote inputs (look but no control).
if you want to add even more security you should tunnel vnc inside of
ssh (which is a bit difficult for someone not familiar with this) or
possibly look at vnc enterprise.
If you need to control your client's computer then that is a different
On Tue, 28 Sep 2004 11:29:16 +0100, James Weatherall <jnw "at" realvnc.com> wrote:
> > The following is clear to me. Same would apply to the person
> > usingt the viewer?
> > Please help to understand: the viewer would open up a way to
> > and from my interlocutor's PC, correct?
> No. The viewer is a viewer. The server is a server. The server serves a
> desktop to the viewer, and accepts input from the viewer. The viewer views
> the server and sends input to it.
> Wez @ RealVNC Ltd.