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  • Rush

    You know… It was a year before I realized my 14 char password was getting chopped down to 8. They should mention that.
    Even after all my complaints and gripes, this is still my choice for remote access. I’ve tried a bunch of the others and this one is the only one that does everything I want, it’s open source, free and reliable. (At version 1.02, I’m not a fan of 1.05 and haven’t tried 1.08 yet).
    The other thing about uvnc that is really cool is the single click. (UVNC SC http://www.uvnc.com/addons/singleclick.html) I find this to be extremely helpful. SC allows you to create a single executable file, that can be emailed or downloaded, that allows a user to connect to a incoming server and give it control.
    IE… Mom F’d up the computer 400 miles away and talking her through an installation and setup would take twice as long as getting there on a pair of roller skates, uphill and in the snow. Instead you create the custom UVNC SC, e-mail it to her, she clicks it and you’re in, problems fixed in less than 20 min. The other cool feature is that after you disconnect, all traces of the app are automatically removed. The biggest difference between the UVNC and UVNC SC is that with the SC only the helpee can initiate the connection, not the helper. That way it is possible to give someone remote access on an as needed or one time basis.
    Good read, Rarst. It had been a while since I checked out their site and had no idea they had released 1.08. I’ll be messing with that all day.

  • @Rush

    Viewer cuts passwords visibly, so I noticed it fast.

    I mentioned Single Click in features, but hadn’t got to testing that part yet. Will probably do for a separate post on it some time later.

    One new issue I had encountered today is that colleague couldn’t use viewer with encryption on his notebook with Vista – it kept crashing. :( Naturally I am more inclined to blame Vista. :)

    By the way had you got to trying CrossLoop?

  • Rush

    Not yet. Keep meaning to, but… kinda burnt. I’ll make a point of it tonight.
    The whole vista thing is why I went backwards from 1.05 to 1.02. Never had problems with 02

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