Robert Harley (
Sat, 4 Jul 1998 20:26:25 +0200 (MET DST)

Old-timers may remember that VNC came up in this forum before...

Well I'm sending this email from a normal Unix X session running on my
Alpha, but it's talking X to an Xvnc server which is using it's own
RFB protocol to talk to a viewer on my Dad's PC which I'm sitting in
front of! Basically you can do remote X Windows stuff but with the
client being just about anything on the end of a TCP/IP connection.

Now it doesn't matter how bad M$'s telnet is! I've got a complete X
desktop right here.

Just to be way cool, in mid sentence I started Netscape running a VNC
applet in Java and continued typing this sentence in it. The client
is *completely* stateless!

I just started up Mozilla inside the applet in Netscape.

Hmm... I wonder what would happen if I opened the vncviewer inside the
Xvnc server? Probably a sequence of windows like with a video camera
trained on a TV displaying it's output. I'll try that soon.

Not only is this way cool, but it is simplicity itself to set up and use.
I was up and running minutes after coming across the VNC Web page at:

Oh yeah, like all good software, it's free and comes with source.

If you're looking for software that's so neat that it's
un-fucking-real, lok no further!