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Subject: Re: Re[2]: VNC
From: Karl Cunningham karlc@..........
Date: Wed, 09 Jan 2002 09:14:18 -0800

Barry --

Be careful putting a VNC server on the Internet.  You are granting complete 
control of your computer to anyone who can guess your password, so make it 
a good one.  If you are only going to grant access to a limited number of 
people, a way of improving security is to have your firewall only allow 
access from certain IP addresses on the Internet.  Otherwise, you can 
probably limit access with user accounts in W2K or NT.

Also, I've found that VNC doesn't do a particularly good job with windows 
that change in subtle ways, such as WinSdr as it draws traces in real time. 
Apparently, WinSdr isn't aware that the screen is changing and doesn't sent 
out the new information.  I've found you can improve it by constantly 
moving the mouse over the area that's changing.  A bit of a hassle.  Anyone 
know of a better way?

Karl Cunningham

--On Tuesday, January 08, 2002 9:24 PM -0800 Barry  wrote:

> To all
>    I got my win xp computer (viewer) to view& control  my win98
> computer(server). It works great! I used private addresses : &
> with a subnet mask of
> Thanks all
> Barry
> ps Now I need to connect to the computer in the garage where the sensors
> are and hopefully view SDR running . I also need to read how I could
> access the server(s) from the internet.


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