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Old 03-13-2006, 10:50 AM   #1
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Remote access for a single x-window?

I'm usine Wine to emulate the popular Windows IRC client, mIRC, for some friends. I'd like to give them remote access to it, but being security-minded, I'd prefer they be limited purely to accessing the x-window that Wine is running in rather than a whole (desktop) session.

I've attempted to do this by trying Real/Tight/UltraVNC within the same Wine session, but all crash due to problems that arise as they attempt to make use of the windows tray.

I am simply looking for any solution whatsoever that would allow me to limit remote graphical control to this single Wine window, either running inside with Wine or in Linux.

I'm using a standard Ubuntu installation (Breezy Badger) with fluxbox. I appreciate any sort of help, even if general in nature!

(as a side note, a backup plan might be allocating a user account and starting another fluxbox session for them with VNC access - is this feasible?)
Old 03-13-2006, 11:05 AM   #2
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What I would do is have them login to your machine and make mIRC the command that starts when they first login. If they login using ssh, they should login with the "-X" parameter to enable X forwarding. They will need to have an X server running on their machine.

With me so far?

Old 03-19-2006, 11:11 PM   #3
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Thanks tomdkat! I finally realized what you meant after messing around with the vncserver binary some more!

For anyone else wanting to do this, the easiest way is to use vncserver and fluxbox. You'll want to modify the fluxbox menu to limit user freedom. To use fluxbox in your vncserver-ized session, make sure to edit the startup configuration that is in the /.vnc path - just make the first line (or delete everything!) and put "fluxbox."


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