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Re: VNC viewers: Clipboard of host automatically sent to remote machine
From: Mario Vilas <mvilas () gmail com>
Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2012 10:48:38 +0100

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.

No, it's not. I won't go into the differences because other people
already did in this thread.

And please don't turn this into "you're stupid", because I've seen
others with the same setup. As mentioned, I know of a government agency
with highly competent IT staff who had a similar setup: normal and
sensitive work is on the desktop/notebook and Internet access (which is
considered insecure) is on a remote machine, with a viewer on the desktop.

That proves nothing. For example, there are many SCADA devices owned
by government agencies  connected to the Internet, but that doesn't
mean it's a good idea to do so.

-- 
“There's a reason we separate military and the police: one fights the
enemy of the state, the other serves and protects the people. When the
military becomes both, then the enemies of the state tend to become
the people.”

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