[AG-TECH] VNC stability problems?

Tom Coffin tcoffin at ncsa.uiuc.edu
Fri Mar 15 13:31:01 CST 2002

from the site:
"The Windows version of the VNC server does not appear to allow multiple
clients, so this approach cannot be used to display PowerPoint slides or
other Windows applications running on the Podium laptop."

This is odd, we are able to connect multiple
sites to a pc server here and are not experiencing the
crashing either.

At 07:50 AM 3/15/2002 -0600, Robert Olson wrote:
   >We've found in the past that the Windows VNC server is not nearly as
   >as the Unix server..
   >The Kansas folks have put together a note about using a Unix VNC as a
   >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

Tom Coffin .......................... tcoffin at ncsa.uiuc.edu

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