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Re: OMGWTF !! Remote Desktop in Fedora 8



> On Dec 8, 2007 7:25 AM, Kulbir Saini <kulbirsaini students iiit ac in> wrote:
>>
>>    Problem: When I login to my system using 'vncviewer <IP>:0', i can access
>> everything on the remote pc but the problem is the screen on server system
>> (system with <IP>) unlocks and everything that I do remotely is replicated
>> on the actual system.
>>
>>    Somebody will say, wtf? it is designed to be so. But the problem is the
>> screen unlocks and anybody in my lab can capture my system and do whatever
>> he/she wants.
>>
>>    Its a big security issue.
>>
>>    And somebody may even get a heart attack when he/she sees that the mouse
>> is
>> static and no human being is near the pc and still the windows are opening
>> and closing and some text is being typed in terminal :-O :P
>
> This is working as designed.   You can use the vncserver daemon to
> create virtual desktops, as many as the system resources of your
> system can support, these will not be visible on the desktop.   Then
> you can connect to any of these virtual desktops from the console or
> remotely as you desire.
>
> Brett
>

  But the with vncviewer doesn't give you the desktop you have on the server.
It creates/initializes another desktop env and give access to it. And Remote
Desktop gives access to the exact desktop you have opened on the server. So,
when I connect to the Remote Desktop, it unlocks the screen on the server
and anybody who is nearby can capture the machine.



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International Institute of Information Technology,
Hyderbad, India - 500032.

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