#8 UltraVNC Repeater/ID support please

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2007-08-21
2007-08-21
thedarkener
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If you look at UltraVNC (http://www.ultravnc.com), they incorporate an option to connect to a VNC "Repeater" via an "ID: " field on the server and viewer. This is incredibly useful for situations where both server and viewer are behind a NAT/firewall, because the server is creating an OUTGOING connection to a publicly accessible "repeater" (connection relay), bypassing the need to open ports, etc. The viewer does the same.

The ID: field is a simple number to track multiple connections on a repeater, to bind viewer and server.

The Windows UVNC viewer has ID: support, but Linux VNC/TSClient does not. Many people use UVNC repeaters, and tsclient incorporating support for repeater connections would make a LOT of people happy, as we would be able to ditch the most common answer of "just use uvnc viewer with Wine." which is a very flaky solution.

Cheers!

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