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Re: Remote access solution
From: "Chris Berry" <compjma () hotmail com>
Date: Tue, 25 Feb 2003 11:45:13 -0800

From: "Nuzman" <nuzman () shreve net>
Maybe I'm just not current on VNC, but the last version I saw had no way to
secure who can access the host. It was a simple connect to IP without any
authentication. Would you want anyone on the wire to be able to connect to a
system running the host?

That would certainly be bad if it were true, but VNC requires a password to log in. I'm using version 3.3.3r9 Under some older versions the password was stored in the registry on windows machines in clear text, which would be bad, but this isn't true with the version I'm using. If you're really worried about it, you can use tightVNC which has several security and performance enhancements. (although I haven't found them necessary)

Chris Berry
compjma () hotmail com
Systems Administrator
JM Associates

"Linux and I have a love/hate relationship. I hate its complexity until I figure out how something works, then I love its power."

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