VNC Viewer or VNC Client

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 | TigerVNCUltraVNC | 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
    OPTIONS ::
    -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
    vncviewer -h
  • 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 …..

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