VNC conections from multiple remote achines

stan stanb at
Wed Mar 12 12:20:37 UTC 2008

On Tue, Mar 11, 2008 at 12:08:13AM +0000, Bernard Peek wrote:
> stan wrote:
> > On Sat, Mar 08, 2008 at 11:09:14AM -0500, John DeCarlo wrote:
> >> On Tue, Mar 4, 2008 at 12:13 PM, stan <stanb at> wrote:
> >>
> >>> I would like to set up a machine so that multiple remote machines can
> >>> connect and use VNC sessions on this machine. To do this I need some way
> >>> of
> >>> managing then "session ID" (as in machine_name:1 where 1 is the display
> >>> number) dynamically.
> >>>
> >>
> >> I am also not sure what you want to do.  You don't want the remote machines
> >> to have to know their session id?
> > 
> > The remote machines are windows boxes, and are administered by people who
> > are not all that familiar with what they are ding. I want to be able to just
> > tell them run (for example) vncviewer machine_name:10 and accept multiple
> > simultaneous connections, each of which will get their own desktop but as a
> > defined "guest"user.
> > 
> > Does this make it clearer?
> > 
> Let me see whether I understand the requirement clearly.
> As I understand it you want a number of Windows users to be able to 
> connect to a multiuser Ubuntu server system. Users would be able connect 
> at any time and would have access to a GUI desktop. You don't want these 
> users to have their own login ID on the Ubuntu machine, but you do want 
> each logged in user to see a different desktop rather than all of the 
> users sharing access to a single VNC display.

Yes, your application differs from mine. In my case I want the windows
users to access a generic login ID that will provide certain services for
them. These will be started up on the host machine automatically when that
generic user logis in.

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