Subject: Re: VNC remote-display system freely available
To: Sean Doran <>
From: Laine Stump <laine@MorningStar.Com>
List: current-users
Date: 03/12/1998 14:07:12
Sean Doran writes:
> laine@MorningStar.Com (Laine Stump) writes:
> >    vnc-3.3.1.unixsrc-plus-BSD-patches.tar.gz
>                             ^^^
> Thanks, these work wonderfully.
> Um, but, correct me if I'm wrong, but these are
> i386-specific patches, and the patched system still will
> not build on e.g. SPARC platforms as they stand now.

I don't know, as I only have NetBSD-i386. I don't have any other
platforms to test it.

Keep in mind that I am almost totally ignorant of the finer nuances of
X. All I did was take the FreeBSD patches submitted by someone else,
copy to, add #include <unistd.h> to one other file,
and got a clean compile. Once I had that, I was happy. If someone with
access to other platforms running NetBSD would care to refine, that'd be
just peachy with me. Then maybe said someone could create a pkgsrc
directory for vnc.

> VNC is really cool; it's unfortunate that there is no
> apparent support for session privacy and integrity built in. :(

That's what the source is for ;-) (A good project for someone might be to
kerberize it)