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Re: [Xen-devel] qemu reverse vnc connection

> On Sun, 1 Apr 2012, James Harper wrote:
> > I was looking at vnc.c to see what would be involved in making a reverse
> > VNC connection (vnc server connects to the client), and it looks possible 
> > but I
> > also wondered if there was any reason why libvncserver couldn't be used
> > instead? Both qemu-dm and libvncserver appear to be licensed under GPL
> > although I haven't checked what version.
> A (very) long time ago a decision was made whether to use libvncserver or
> not in QEMU and now we are too far down the road to change it.
> Besides we are switching to upstream QEMU so we try to keep our changes
> to QEMU's tree as small as possible.

So a change to allow qemu to connect to a proxy/repeater would best be made to 
upstream qemu... very well.

> > I've never figured out whether it's qemu's vnc implementation or
> > VNCViewer but one of them seems pretty buggy - freezing and requiring
> > frequent refreshes under some circumstances, and occasionally not liking
> > resolution changes.
> Few years ago I have done some investigations and I seem to recall that the
> problem lies with vncviewer.

Time to switch viewers then I guess!



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