VNC User Comments

Date: 11 Jun 2007 12:32:17 +0100
From: David Steer \(Plus\) <address truncated>
Subject: Re VNC on a netBook

VNC produces a window onto the PC screen and you can scroll the window. I have
a 20" wide screen set up and I can view that on my netBook, though the colours
are muted to 256 so can look a little strange.

Mouse clicks are done by tapping the screen: Left click - just tap, Right click - Fn+tap.
Tight VNC is actually very fast and, if properly optimised on the PC (i.e.
speed and not quality) it is very usable. …

There was sometimes a problem in that the VNC service on the PC did not always work
properly and I had to restart it to get it to work - not much good if you are
not next to the PC! I used to test it locally first!

… VNC and Tight VNC are not
encrypted, they do have a password for connection but that is it. You really
do want to ensure that only you can get on to the service! I configured the
firewall such that only a selection of IP address sources could get through on
the VNC port. …

… This means that, it can be useful but you need an extensive amount of control
over the network to make it safe.

Another option might be 'Go-To-My-PC' but I have no experience with this.

Also, the netBook has a Citrix client that may work with Citrix infrastructure.

Date: 3 Jan 2003 08:57:02 +0100
… I am glad to report that I have finally got EPOCVNC working on my networked
netBook. The culprit was the vnchosts.txt file. Once deleted and replaced I
got a connection first time to my server. Its slooow, but still impressive
to see a portion of a Windows screen on the netBook. I don't think that I
will need to run an antivirus app though ;-)

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