Open Port Indicator?

Soren Hansen sh at
Thu Mar 15 11:31:32 UTC 2007

On Thu, Mar 15, 2007 at 10:23:32AM +0900, Arwyn Hainsworth wrote:
> >I've always thought that the option of just giving any user access
> >without authentication is broken and should be removed. Something
> >like what happened to this user was bound to happen sooner or later
> >and I can't think up a use case that justifies its presence. Can any
> >of you?
> I had a friend once who kept his home PC on so that he could log in
> via remote desktop from work. IMHO that's a perfectly normal use case,
> so it should be possible to log in without local user intervention and
> removing that ability would be a mistake.

An he can't remember a simple password?

> In theory remote desktop should be no less secure that ssh. Both allow
> remote connection, both require password authentication and both can
> be encrypted. One allows command line access, the other graphical
> access.

I always connect to vino by way of: 
$ xtightvncviewer -via myhomemachine :0

Works great.

> A notification area icon or applet indicating the current connections
> made is a nice idea though.

Sure, I have no problem with that.

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