"prompt local user" only when somebody is logged in...
pol-admin "at" uni-duisburg.de
Tue Mar 22 23:11:01 2005
hi wez, everyone!
i while ago, i asked:
> i'm planning to use realvnc both as a helpdesk and remote
> administration tool.
> it's very important for me that my users don't feel they are being
> spied on, so i configured all servers on the windows 2k clients to
> display a prompt before accepting an incoming vnc request.
> unfortunately, even when nobody is logged in, the prompt is
> displayed, although there is no danger of privacy invasion now. this
> prevents me from using realvnc as a remote admin tool in combination
> with wake-on-lan.
> i'm almost certain this is a faq, but neither a web search nor the
> archives have provided a clue - probably a case of Badly Worded
> Search Request(tm).
> if i'm really the first to ask this, how difficult can it be to add
> this little conditional before prompting, and have the developers
> thought about doing so?
it was discussed a little, with everybody agreeing this would be nice to
have, and you eventually said:
> Personally, I think the default behaviour should actually be as you describe
> i.e. only prompt if there is a user logged on. The current behaviour is not
> very useful in the no-user-logged-on case.
> In summary, I'll add it to the To-Do list for the next release. :)
> Wez @ RealVNC Ltd.
i haven't yet seen this mentioned in the release notes - did i just
overlook it or has it quietly fallen off the to-do-list? if so, i would
really like to see it back on ;)