[plug] Remote desktop question

Adam Davin byteme-its at westnet.com.au
Thu Feb 14 19:07:30 WST 2008

Hi Chris, 

On Thu, 14 Feb 2008 16:15:21 +0900
"Chris Griffin" <griffinster at gmail.com> wrote:

> BTW, asking both system:
> "service vncserver status"
> both say:
> Xvnc is stopped

I have a debian box here (etch / sid). When I wish to connect to my box
remotely, I ssh to the box and then run:

x11vnc -passwd <mypasswordforthissession> -display :0

I can then connect to my standard X session using my VNC viewer from
windows etc and supply the password that I entered above when running
the "server".

From my understanding this creates a VNC server connected to the X
display referenced. The VNC connection does not exist before this and
will terminate on disconnection of the vnc client, so if I disconnect
or get cut off somehow, the vnc server terminates (leaving my X session
intact but not accessible by anyone else..) 

The password is set when I start the server and I can change it each
time I run it so I am not too worried about it being viewed even if it
is plain text. 

Not sure if this is exactly what you are trying to do. 



Adam Davin
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