Am I an ID10T? (Listening Viewer confusion)
Andy Bruce - softwareAB
andy "at" softwareab.net
Thu Apr 21 13:44:01 2005
1. Use the System Menu in top left of viewer (VNC Icon for the
2. Select Options.
3. Select Inputs tab.
Jim W Le Gros wrote:
Ok so I understand the uses of this feature, as a newbie, I have figured
that in default viewer mode it is the settings (Options > Inputs) that sets
the limits of a viewers ability to control the remote system, so where are
the parameters that need to be set by the initiator of a session that allow
the viewer to "Only VIEW" and not have input control of the server for
Also is this option available if the viewer is java browser client?
Jonathan Morton chromi "at" chromatix.demon.co.uk
Sun Sep 29 16:10:01 2002
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Essentially, it lets you initiate the connection from the server
instead of the client. The client/viewer listens for an incoming
connection from the server. On the server, there's an 'add new
client' (for Windows, YMMV) option...that's what it does. D)
There are three commonly-useful situations for this feature:
- If the server is behind a firewall, the viewer may not be able to
initiate a connection to it directly. Sending a message by some
other means, that triggers the server to initiate the connection
instead, is a good workaround.
- In a classroom or other presentation situation, it's not a good
idea to have to hand out passwords to the server, and rely on each
viewer to have "shared" and "view only" set. Making the reverse
connection can eliminate each of these problems.
- In a tech-support situation, the server may not be running all the
time due to privacy concerns, and obtaining the correct IP address
and password from an "ordinary user" can be problematic. Setting up
a shortcut to make a reverse-connection to the tech-support viewer
eliminates a lot of frustration.
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