Monday, August 30, 2004

Ode to VNC

I finally figured out how to let my sister in law log into my machine via VNC -- I needed to open port 5900. Armed with this knowledge, I was able to walk my father through the steps of configuring his router to allow my vnc client connection to his machine, and with the help of RFBDrake, Mandrake's VNC server setup utility, I am currently logged into my father's machine in a separate window while I write this little note.

VNC rocks. It's the ideal tool for the lazy IT manager. Why should a guy waste his time walking over to a guy's desk to deal with the guy's machine when he can just emulate the machine with VNC?

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