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VNC infinite loop

Discussion in 'General' started by scifi3018, 25 Jun 2008.

  1. scifi3018

    scifi3018 New Member

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    So.. I havent been around much in the past... few years due to college, work, etc...

    However recently I have begun setting up linux servers for misc. reasons.

    I got VNC working yesterday (not hard at all!) and I got to thinking...

    what if I am using VNC viewer on my laptop, viewing the server...

    Then then on the server, from the laptop, I launch VNC viewer for the laptop...

    Would I be controlling the laptop or the server at that point? Is it even possible???

    I think that either the computers or my head would implode upon trying this..
     
  2. hitman012

    hitman012 Active Member

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    I've tried this before and unfortunately nothing spectacular happens. Though the first time I did it, I forgot to uncheck "disable local inputs". I then VNCed back into my desktop machine from my laptop only to find that the keyboard and mouse on both computers were now disabled :blush:
     
  3. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

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    Done it before, nothing too crazy. I'd give you a screenshot but my fileserver is currently under the knife. You know that "I'm pointing a videocamera at the TV that's playing its signal" effect? Same idea. It just trails off into the distance; either stacked windows (1:1) or tunneling (scale to fit mode).

    Well, that's true for playback only. If you've got control, your mouse just ends up bouncing around unpredictably between the different machines. Bonus points if you control a really big screen from a really small one.
     
  4. knuck

    knuck Hate your face

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    i dont know if this is what you were asking for because i am extremely tired and i cant read right ... but when i loop LogMeIn , this is what happens

    [​IMG]
     
  5. scifi3018

    scifi3018 New Member

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    Thats awesome.

    Its good to be back :)
     
  6. Nexxo

    Nexxo Queue Jumper

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    Geekiest thread ever. :D
     
  7. Fophillips

    Fophillips New Member

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  8. Smilodon

    Smilodon The Antagonist

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    Yeah...

    ...and it just got geekier.


    :hehe:
     
  9. wharrad

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    20 GOTO 10
     
  10. Brooxy

    Brooxy Like a boss (but not a boss)

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    [​IMG]

    This is the loop I get using the software at work, when remoting onto myself
     
  11. Fophillips

    Fophillips New Member

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    .zshrc:
    Code:
    ssh localhost
     

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