[conspire] VNC through a secure channel

Daniel Gimpelevich daniel at gimpelevich.san-francisco.ca.us
Sun Aug 24 17:40:45 PDT 2008

On Sun, 24 Aug 2008 13:54:06 -0400, Ruben Safir wrote:

> I want to create a retail Pharmacy program that will work through VNC,
> but it has to be secure and it should work through a browser.

If it's going to be accessed through the browser, what's the VNC for?

> How would I go about doing that and setting up the desktops to only run
> my application through X.

If you'll only be dealing with X, you have no need of VNC, and you can 
use lower-bandwidth things like NX, or XDMCP, or even simply forwarding X 
over ssh.

> There are a number of issues with this:
> A) VNC tends to be CPU and Memory Intenssive

It's a bigger hog of bandwidth than either CPU or RAM.

> B) It must be secure because of HIPPA laws

Yes, but integration of the encryption into the underlying protocol would
not be required. Encapsulation should be OK.

> C) I wouldn't mind teaming with a pro on this if you would want to make
> a business venture out of it.

A pro what? Pharmacist? Bureaucrat? $OTHER_OCCUPATION ?

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