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[Xen-devel] Re: Individual passwords for guest VNC servers ?

To: Anthony Liguori <anthony@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [Xen-devel] Re: Individual passwords for guest VNC servers ?
From: "Daniel P. Berrange" <berrange@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 27 Aug 2006 23:21:07 +0100
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On Sat, Aug 26, 2006 at 10:07:50PM -0400, Anthony Liguori wrote:
> Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> >least using some reversible encryption - we can't simply store the hash
> >as one would with passwords for /etc/shadow.  There are other newer
> >auth schemes defined in VNC protocol, but its not clear whether these
> >have broad support amongst VNC viewer clients.
> I'm of the opinion that we should just choose a set of supported 
> clients.  Much to my surprise, most clients don't even support what's 
> defined in the RFB spec--let alone all the extension :-/  Even the more 
> popular ones...  The 8 bit depths are particularly annoying as it seems 
> that no one pays attention to the pixel format :-(

Ahhhh - this 8-bit pixel format thing you talk about could explain why
I see strange colour shifts on the console for HVM domains ! Guess I'll
have to double check this stuff in the virt-manager VNC protocol code.
My normal Linux desktop RealVNC client shows a different colour-shift

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