VNCViewer is a client viewer for Virtual Network Computing (VNC).
VNC provides remote access and control of software in computers for a mix of OS like Windows, Mac, UNIX and Linux. Basically it is cross-platform tool with peer-to-peer architecture, and no agents or centralized servers in between. All most all VNC softwares are standard and cross-compatible, conforming to RFB protocol specifications.
- To get started, download VNC viewer to your computer. Here are some additional vnc viewers, if you want to give a try.
RealVNC | TightVNC | TigerVNC | UltraVNC | RemoteVNC:VNC over the internet | TurboVNC
- The standard syntax for connecting vnc viewer to vnc server is
vncviewer [<OPTIONS>] [<HOST>][:<DISPLAY#>]
HOST :: name or IP address of the host
DISPLAY :: Specifies the X display on which the VNC viewer window should appear
-viewonly : Don’t send any mouse or keyboard events to the server; even can’t point at something.
-shared : Don’t disconnect other viewers upon connection; share the desktop instead
- Most important and regularly used parameters passed to vnc viewer are discussed here. For additional information please refer to product documentation. Also you can get the help from command line
- VNC viewer in Linux : If a vnc server is up and running on a computer with IP 192.168.xx.yy on display zz, we can make remote connection to computer using vnc viewer as follows
vncviewer 192.168.xx.yy :zz
- VNC Viewer in Windows
Start >> Programs >> RealVNC >> VNC Viewer >> Run
Note: To enable /shared and /viewonly as default options …..