Bug#533909: vinagre: does not accept standard vnc display syntax
hramrach at centrum.cz
Mon Jun 22 11:33:52 UTC 2009
2009/6/21 Emilio Pozuelo Monfort <pochu at ubuntu.com>:
> Michal Suchanek wrote:
>> Package: vinagre
>> Version: 0.5.1-2
>> Severity: normal
>> vinagre fails to recognize the standard display syntax.
>> When connecting with the original vnc and many other client vnc display
>> :0 means server localhost port 5900, someserver:1 means server someserver and port 5901.
> server:0, server:1 etc is supported since 0.5.91:
> Specifies the VNC server to connect with. The VNC server
> name or IP address is followed by a colon (:) character,
> and then followed by the VNC port number. The port speci‐
> fication is optional. If it is not specified, default
> value of 5900 will be used. If the value is lower than
> 1024, it will add 5900. For example, ":0" means "5900" and
> ":1" means ":5901".
> Can you point me to some examples for clients accepting :0 for connecting to
In Debiant it would be xtightvncviewer and xvnc4viewer. The original
VNC tools accept this format for ages. That is they make the server
optional rather than the port.
Note that VNC is very insecure so there is not much point in
connecting to multiple remote servers but it makes sense to connect to
multiple local servers (or multiple local tunnels to remote hosts).
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