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PCQuest: Remotely Control Windows Machines from Linux via Virtual Network Computing (VNC)

Oct 08, 2000, 12:11 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Shekhar Govindarajan)

[ Thanks to Harry for this link. ]

"VNC lets you work on a remote Windows machine from a Linux machine, and vice versa, either over your network or by using a browser"

"Have you heard of pcAnywhere from Symantec? Among other things, this software lets you remotely control Windows machines. In other words, you can control a remote machine's desktop from your machine. A software called VNC, or Virtual Network Computing, lets you do the same thing for Linux and Windows. You can control the desktop of a remote Windows machine from a Linux machine, and a remote Linux X Window desktop from a Windows machine. A Windows-Windows or Linux-Linux connection is also possible. VNC is absolutely free, source code et al. We've given the software in the \cdrom\vnc directory of this month's CD for you to try out."

"VNC is based on client-server architecture, where a server runs on the machine whose desktop you want to view remotely. This server is called WinVNC for Windows (Win 9x/ME/NT/2k) and vncserver in Linux. The server is accessed using a client program called vncviewer."

"VNC servers and clients are also available for the Mac OS and for Windows CE (for handhelds), as well as for some non-Intel platforms. Readt he documentation provided on the CD and browse the site www.uk.research.att.com/vnc/ to download these. The documentation also tells you about various customization and other options for VNC servers and clients, making them a must-read."

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