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Re: VNC viewers: Clipboard of host automatically sent to remote machine
From: Ben Bucksch <news () bucksch org>
Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2012 03:45:01 +0100

On 25.01.2012 00:52, Henri Salo wrote:
On Wed, Jan 25, 2012 at 12:47:28AM +0100, Ben Bucksch wrote:
On 25.01.2012 00:09, Dan Kaminsky wrote:
IP KVM, in which the foreign server basically gets only inbound
Keyboard and Mouse and outbound uncompressed pixels.
That is *precisely* what VNC is: an open-source IP KVM.
What the hell? Seriously..

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VNC

hihi. Thanks.

"It transmits the keyboard and mouse events from one computer to 
another, relaying the graphical screen updates back in the other 
direction, over a network."
"The VNC protocol (RFB) is very simple, based on one graphic primitive 
from server to client ('Put a rectangle of pixel data at the specified 
X,Y position') and event messages from client to server."

Compare to above.

Now, the part where it defines that clipboard is also a standard part of 
VNC... oh, huch, it's not there! (Just a random note that Unicode is 
impossible, but not that clipboard is defined as part of the protocol at 
all.) Ah, I know... Surely, it must be on 
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RFB_protocol>... No, same thing there. 
Strange.

So much for the lulz...

Ben

P.S. I was just reporting bug. I hope at least some software finds a 
better solution. Have fun.

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