Saturday, March 14, 2009

Remote Desktop Viewer VNC over IPv6: works on Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty (Alpha 6)

Wow, this is cool: the Remote Desktop Viewer (VNC) in Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty works over IPv6. I'm testing this on Jaunty Alpha 6 and it just works: type in the IPv6 address like [2001::1:2:3] or the full name, and connect. You can also use "vinagre <ipv6 name or address" from the command line.

BTW: a desktop that's viewable, is also announce via Avahi / Zeroconf / Rendezvous. That's handy on LANs.

PS: You can make your own Ubuntu desktop viewable via System -> Preferences -> Remote Desktop.


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Mike said...

I was so pleasantly surprised to learn that remote connections are actually a pretty central focus of Ubuntu, with the connection option being a front and center one. I use external remote desktop software on my PC because the Windows option is so non viable. How weird is it that Ubuntu has nailed this, but Windows, even after all its iterations, still stumbles with their connection program?