[Dshield] distributing windows updates (was: Proxy

George Capehart capegeo at opengroup.org
Thu Oct 23 22:19:18 GMT 2003

On Wednesday 22 October 2003 06:03 pm, John Hardin wrote:
> On Wed, 2003-10-22 at 12:00, Mark Tombaugh wrote:
> > On Wednesday 22 October 2003 01:27 pm, John Holmblad wrote:
> > > If anyone on this list knows of a convenient tool that  runs
> > > under Microsoft Windows that would work provide a similar RDP
> > > capability for Linux, I would appreciate knowing how to get it.
> >
> > What about VNC?
> > <http://www.realvnc.com/download.html>
> I wouldn't recommend that, as it fires off an X session (desktop) on
> the Linux box and leaves it sitting idle until somebody connects
> using VNC.

This is an implementation of VNC with which I am not accustomed.  None 
of the current implementations of VNC use X.  There is a very good 
overview of the VNC architecture at 
http://www.realvnc.com/howitworks.html.  This is by the folks who wrote 
it.  VNC uses a very lightweight protocol.  Plus, it works backwards 
from X.  With VNC, the server is located on the remote machine and the 
client is on the local machine . . . It also supports ssh . . .

All in all, it's a reasonably good and safe remote access mechanism.  At 
least, the ones with which I am familiar . . .

George Capehart

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