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UltraVNC Java client

I know I haven't checked in ifor some time, but things have been busy around here.  I  Today I am thrilling over UltraVNC. I have a few hiccups in my configuration on the server side (user error... I am not perfect) but overall the experience is great.

Installation on the Windows platform for the server is simple and fast, with options for encryption plugins and even Windows login for file transfer purposes.  That's right, you can transfer files from server to viewer and vice versa right in the VNC client.

The other nice part of UltraVNC is the Java client. Normally, it's serverd right from the server machine as an applet (use http to hit mymachine:5800 buy default) due to the Java Sandbox security, meaning you need a direct HTTP connection to your desktop machine. This may not be allowed by corporate firewalls and the such, but it's possible to extract the JAR file directly and then run it from the command line... putting this client on a USB pocket drive or your iPod means you can connect from any platform with a JVM. I am logged in right from my Mac OSX machine where before I was using VirtualPC. Although there are native clients for OSX, there is not currently an UltraVNC build for OSX so you'll be missing out on the extras. Java fills this gap nicely and I'm pleased to say the performance is good.

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