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For a while, I have been trying to get the Java VNC viewer working so that I can VNC into my computer from any Java-compliant browser. this proved to be a bit of trouble but, don't worry, I finally got it working. After compiling the souce code, I played around with the class files and got it working. This, combined with OSXvnc, is a great solution to remotely control your computer from any computer terminal.

It can be found on this boring site of mine. I would like to say that I take no credit for creating a "port"; I merely compiled the source code and put it in a neat package ;-).

[Editor's note: The Java VNC client has been mentioned here previously, but instructions on compiling the client were not included; "c.i.t" has provided a ready-to-run version.]
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Authored by: enigmaaaaa on May 14, '02 06:47:15PM

I did what the hint says, but when i connect to the os x machine (http://name:5901), the page returns wit the following error:

RFB 003.003


What\'s wrong?



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re: error
Authored by: mishakim on May 20, '02 05:47:01PM

don't include the port number. As the instructions say, connect to http://hostname/~username/vnc/ or whatever path you put the vnc folder in. Worked for me from Omniweb, though it was uselessly slow. Chimera didn't work, Mozilla wanted a plugin. My PC is in a box at the moment so don't know how it would do.



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why?
Authored by: brownpw on May 15, '02 05:43:01PM
Why go to all this trouble, when you can get the naitive client from anywhere in the
world for free. VNCThing is nice on the Mac OS X client camp. Oh, and OSXvnc sucks.
Use, "Share My Desktop," instead. It is much better and easier to use - just double
click and boom, you're live.

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why?
Authored by: dlts on Jun 20, '02 09:01:58AM

Authored by: brownpw
Why go to all this trouble, when you can get the naitive client from anywhere in the
world for free. VNCThing is nice on the Mac OS X client camp. Oh, and OSXvnc sucks.
Use, "Share My Desktop," instead. It is much better and easier to use - just double
click and boom, you're live.

The answer to Why is because I often find myself at locations while travelling where there are browser equipped machines (usually Windows) and software installation is not permitted.

My experience with OSX servers is different from yours - OSXvnc has performed much better for me than Share My Desktop, with no difference in installation/operation difficulty. SMD causes the viewing browser to hang if I resize the browser window, OSXvnc has not produced any viewing difficulties for me.

One development request - is it possible to scale the remote machine screen to fill the local browser window. ala Timbuktu? I use a 19 inch remote monitor and usually end up with 17 inch browser equipped machines. This requires scrolling in the browser window which is slow to deal with compared with the Timbuktu full-screen mode.

Being able to browse my Mac OSX desktop from some remote browser, without needing remote software, is exactly what I have been looking for. Many thanks to the developers.



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RFB 003.003 problem
Authored by: michelcl on May 06, '03 04:46:34PM

Some public internet machines do not allow you to download and/or
install a piece of software. (think in hotels, webTV,...)
In this case you want to go into your site within a browser.
When doing this we get the message RFB 003.003
What? and how? do we have to install on the server site ?

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MC



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Use a Java client to access VNC servers
Authored by: murali1080 on Jul 26, '03 07:35:40PM

Could anyone please post how to SSL enable the Java VNC viewer? It doesn't work if apache alone is configured to accept SSL connections...



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Use a Java client to access VNC servers
Authored by: Frig on Mar 08, '06 09:01:24AM

I've changed the TightVNC to support SSL, but I'm having problems: Unrecognized SSL message, plaintext connection?
If somone wants to do better, you can download my changed source at http://scifi.pages.at/frig/vncviewer2.jar

But you can use the RealVNC viewer, which supports more options and ssl then TightVNC
You can download it from here: http://scifi.pages.at/frig/vncviewer.jar

it needs a little change in the html file:
[code]
<APPLET CODE=vncviewer/VNCViewer.class ARCHIVE=vncviewer.jar
WIDTH=800 HEIGHT=632>
<param name=port value=5900>
</APPLET>
[/code]



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