some simple questions on VNC

John Summerfield debian at
Sat Jan 5 20:59:20 UTC 2008

Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> On Sat, 5 Jan 2008, Steven Stern wrote:
>> On 01/05/2008 11:27 AM, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
>> | 3) on the server side, what is the purpose of the *other* ports
>> | associated with each listening port?  that is, after i start vncserver
>> | listening on port, say, 5917, i can see listening ports 5817 and 6017
>> | suddenly active as well.  what are they for?
>> |
>> The 58xx ports fire up a java version of the VNC viewer so you can
>> use VNC inside a web browser.
> um ... so the 58xx ports are listening specifically only for
> java-based VNC viewers that are being invoked from within a browser?
No, it's a java-implemented http proxy.
It's in the docs.

> what you wrote above is a bit confusing since it sounds like you're
> saying that the java VNC viewer is running on the *server* side.
It is.



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