[conspire] VNC through a secure channel

Ruben Safir ruben at mrbrklyn.com
Sun Aug 24 18:30:10 PDT 2008

On Mon, Aug 25, 2008 at 12:40:45AM +0000, Daniel Gimpelevich wrote:
> 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?

to run the gtk+ and C++ progeram remotely....

> > 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 won't be X on the clients.  A retail shop will just wonder by, say
- oh that is what I need to start my shop, open their credit card for
monthly billing, and have a complete Pharmacy operation in 10 seconds,
along with third party billing information and ability...along with
a lot of other goodies.

No mess.  no contracts.  Quick and easy buying decision.  

> > 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 ?

I'm a Pharmacist.  I'd like to partner with a telecom expert to build
a telephonie layer, and a network hacker, someone with expertise in
things like VNC.


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