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Re: some simple questions on VNC

Robert P. J. Day wrote:
On Sat, 5 Jan 2008, Steven Stern wrote:

On 01/05/2008 11:27 AM, Robert P. J. Day wrote:

| 3) on the server side, what is the purpose of the *other* ports
| associated with each listening port?  that is, after i start vncserver
| listening on port, say, 5917, i can see listening ports 5817 and 6017
| suddenly active as well.  what are they for?

The 58xx ports fire up a java version of the VNC viewer so you can
use VNC inside a web browser.

um ... so the 58xx ports are listening specifically only for
java-based VNC viewers that are being invoked from within a browser?
No, it's a java-implemented http proxy.
It's in the docs.

what you wrote above is a bit confusing since it sounds like you're
saying that the java VNC viewer is running on the *server* side.
It is.



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