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Re: some simple questions on VNC

On 06Jan2008 05:59, John Summerfield <debian herakles homelinux org> wrote:
> 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.

No. The java runs in the client browser. The http service in the vnc
server supplies the Java applet, which is a Java implemented vnc viewer.

>> 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.

No. The viewer runs in the browser - thus in the client.
Cameron Simpson <cs zip com au> DoD#743

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