Remote assistance for X

Warren Block wblock at
Sun Jan 3 21:31:48 UTC 2010

On Sat, 2 Jan 2010, Karl J. Runge wrote:

> On Sat, 2 Jan 2010, Warren Block <wblock at> wrote:
>> Proto: RFB 003.008
>> Connected to RFB server, using protocol version 3.8
>> Enabling TightVNC protocol extensions
>> Security-Type: 16 (rfbSecTypeTight)
>> No authentication needed
>> Desktop name ""
>> ...
>> ...and that's it.  The TightVNC server shows it's connected, and the
>> ssvncviewer console is still busy.  But no graphic window.  ^C on the
>> ssvncviewer window and the TightVNC server beeps and disconnects.
>> That's TightVNC 1.3.10 on Vista and ssvnc-1.0.22_1 on FreeBSD.
> This is a bug in ssvncviewer that I will fix in the next release (1.0.26)
> It has to do with the (silly, IMHO) TightVNC security type rfbSecTypeTight
> (that has nothing to do with security or encryption; it is used to enable
> other features!)
> I believe a workaround for you will be:
>    ssvncviewer -listen -rfbversion 3.7
> this reverts to the previous protocol version where there is no issue.

Confirmed, that works fine with TightVNC servers from both of the 
Windows systems.  Thanks!

-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA

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