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Which VNC Client?

Postby PureLoneWolf on Mon Apr 27, 2009 3:13 pm

Hi all

I have been searching around, but can't find anything that really answers my question. I have installed Mint 6 Main on my laptop and need to use it to VNC to my main windows box from time to time. The problem is that I have 2 monitors on the windows box. With Windows on the laptop, I used UltraVNC..it had a handy toolbar button to switch between monitors on the remote box.

I can't seem to locate a viewer that I can run under mint that offers the same option. I would rather avoid logmein as A) The Java viewer is a bit crap and B) I would prefer avoiding logging into websites just to connect....

Any help is greatfully recieved.

Many thanks

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Re: Which VNC Client?

Postby Husse on Sat May 02, 2009 1:49 pm

There may be a java version of UltraVNC which then would be OS independent
http://www.uvnc.com/features/javaviewer.html
Not sure if that one can use encryption
And I found these two
http://forum.ultravnc.info/viewtopic.php?t=13693
http://linux-tipps.blogspot.com/2008/08 ... linux.html
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Re: Which VNC Client?

Postby k0tuk on Tue May 05, 2009 2:43 am

I have been using VNC to connect to my Windows machine, but found it to be a bit slow and laggy... I did a little research and found a small tool called rdesktop. It allows you to connect to Windows machine without installing any additional servers on it - it connects as if you were using Windows`s native Remote Desktop Connection. It is much faster than VNC. I didn`t install any gui for it (although there is a KDE gui client, called krdesktop).
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Re: Which VNC Client?

Postby Husse on Tue May 05, 2009 5:54 am

rdesktop - what about encryption (I could google it I know :))
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Re: Which VNC Client?

Postby Zwopper on Tue May 05, 2009 6:20 am

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Re: Which VNC Client?

Postby k0tuk on Tue May 05, 2009 6:33 am

Husse wrote:rdesktop - what about encryption (I could google it I know :))


From Wikipedia:

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* 128-bit encryption, using the RC4 encryption algorithm.[2] (this is the default security; older clients may use encryption of lesser strength). But because of the man-in-the-middle vulnerability in pre-version 6.0 implementations, in many circumstances the traffic can be decrypted along the way.[3]
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Re: Which VNC Client?

Postby Sokkratez on Wed May 06, 2009 6:30 am

I just set up TightVNC last night on my Mint laptop and Vista desktop. Worked pretty well, setup was simple. Haven't been able to get the server working on Mint yet, though. Need to toy with that some more.
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