[AG-TECH] VNC stability problems?

Robert Olson olson at mcs.anl.gov
Fri Mar 15 07:50:23 CST 2002

We've found in the past that the Windows VNC server is not nearly as stable 
as the Unix server..

The Kansas folks have put together a note about using a Unix VNC as a relay 
for the Windows one:



At 08:35 AM 3/15/2002 -0500, bernholdtde at ornl.gov wrote:
>Trying to use VNC during an AG session yesterday, I experienced rather
>severe stability problems.  When I first connected (as a client), it
>stayed up for probably 10-15 min.  Then is died without any warning or
>messages, and from that point, I wasn't able to get it to stay up for
>more than about 30 seconds, trying perhaps half a dozen times over the
>subsequent three hours. I think ANL might have experienced similar
>problems, but no one else on the session was running VNC.
>The servers was on a Windows laptop at NCAR, and it didn't seem to
>have a problem -- the user saw no evidence of any thing, and I was
>able to connect at any time I tried.
>We used the VNC client last week for another session, and it was fine
>for at least an hour.  The server was a unix box at LBL.
>Has anyone experienced this?  Its a little hard to debug when there is
>no indication of any kind what happened.
>David E. Bernholdt                   |   Email: bernholdtde at ornl.gov
>Oak Ridge National Laboratory        |   Phone: +1 (865) 574 3147
>http://www.csm.ornl.gov/~bernhold/   |   Fax:   +1 (865) 574 0680

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