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Authored by: Wheaty73 on Apr 18, '03 12:07:44AM

Like I said, it keeps your X11 session seperate from your X
session, reducing clutter on your desktop. All your X11 apps will
continue to run, even if you quit Apples, or log out, in
their own vnc workspace. This is great if you need to let
someone else use your machine!

By only allowing connections to localhost, it is also more secure
since you will either need to be logged in to the machine, or port
forwarding through SSH.


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Authored by: Wheaty73 on Apr 18, '03 01:30:05AM

Ah! Sorry, I have just realised what you meant.
Running vncserver :2 forces it to draw its windows on display 2,
which since I don't have 3 monitors, is a virtual display (this is
how it prevents desktop clutter). To view this display, I need to
connect to it, by telling the viewer to look at display 2 on the
local machine. When I close the viewer, the vncserver continues
to run on its virtual display so all the X11 applications stay in
the state I leave them.



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