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virtual network computing (VNC)

Virtual Network Computing (VNC) is a remote protocol with which the screen content of a remote computer can be displayed on a local screen and operating operations can be performed from this screen on the remote computer. In Virtual Network Computing, the remote computer forms the VNC server and the local computer forms the VNC viewer or VNC client.

After starting the VNC server and establishing the connection via Remote Framebuffer( RFB), the VNC viewer can display the remote screen display locally on its screen. He can execute commands and inputs sent to the VNC server and can follow them immediately on his screen. In principle, the operator of the VNC viewer can work in the same way as on his own computer.

Function of Virtual Network Computing (VNC)

Function of Virtual Network Computing (VNC)

Virtual Network Computing is not limited to connecting and displaying a single VNC server on a VNC viewer, it can also manage multiple computers of a network in individual windows. VNC protocols such as Remote Framebuffer (RFB) work with all major operating systems under Windows, Unix, Linux and Mac OS X.

There are several further developments of Virtual Network Computing, both proprietary and based on the original VNC version. In addition to the extended range of functions, the further VNC versions are characterized by a higher transmission security. Thus the TightVNC and the UltraVNC. TightVNC supports an encoding variant of the transferred graphic data and can also be operated over ISDN. TightVNC can be operated with most operating systems. In contrast, UltraVNC can only be used under Windows. This VNC version has authentication and different access modes for viewer operation.

Englisch: virtual network computing - VNC
Updated at: 03.11.2011
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