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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..


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. 

So much for the lulz...


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

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