Mac OS X (Was: Suggestion)
shobson0309 "at" colony.com
Wed Apr 6 08:40:01 2005
At 9:27 am -0600 5/4/05, Jonathan Gillaspie wrote:
>Simon said (sorry couldn't pass that up):
It's while since I've heard that one (honest, it's been a while !).
>>Yes. Plus add Chicken of the VNC to the list which is what I use as
>>a viewer. BUT they are all version 3 and so do not support the new
>>features added in version 4/Enterprise.
>>As a server, Apple Remote Desktop client does a pretty good job if
>>you download and install version 2.1 (IIRC) which has a VNC server
>>built in - but still only version 3.
>What features are you looking for specifically in OSXvnc server
>and/or Chicken of The VNC as the client?
>Since both of these are based on earlier versions of VNC and have
>followed their own development path it's a little unclear to say
>which "version" they are relative to RealVNC. They have had some of
>the features of RealVNC's version 4 since before RealVNC did, but
>are lacking other features and some don't even seem to make sense
>"eg Windows Authentication for OSXvnc".
>The next release of OSXvnc will bring it into compliance with the
>current RFB spec (V 3.8) which doesn't incorporate all of the
>changes that comprise RealVNC 4 but it gets it closer.
Well I suppose the main one would be able to connect to servers that
support (expect) a username/password combination and be able to
specify the username. As to other features, it's a while since I
looked at what's on offer in the commercial product, but I do recall
thinking that some of them would be useful to us.
I'm now using CotVNC version 2.0b2 which is much better than the
previous version, and with the ARD VNC server which seems pretty
solid, things are working reasonably well now.
As for things that don't make sense, instead of "Windows
Authentication for OSXvnc" think "Mac/Netinfo/<whatever it's called
this week> Authentication for OSXvnc".
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