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OpenSolaris 2009.06 - man page for vncpasswd (opensolaris section 1)

vncpasswd(1)			    Virtual Network Computing			     vncpasswd(1)

NAME
       vncpasswd - change a VNC password

SYNOPSIS
       vncpasswd [passwd-file]

DESCRIPTION
       vncpasswd allows you to set the password used to access VNC desktops.  It stores an obfus-
       cated version of the password in the given file	(default  $HOME/.vnc/passwd).	The  vnc-
       server script runs vncpasswd the first time you start a VNC desktop, and invokes Xvnc with
       the appropriate -rfbauth option.  vncviewer can also be given a password file to  use  via
       the -passwd option.

       The password must be at least six characters long, and only the first eight characters are
       significant.  Note that the stored password is not encrypted securely  -  anyone  who  has
       access  to  this  file  can trivially find out the plaintext password, so vncpasswd always
       sets appropriate permissions (read and write only by the owner).  However, when	accessing
       a VNC desktop a challenge-response mechanism is used over the wire making it hard for any-
       one to crack the password simply by snooping on the network.

FILES
       $HOME/.vnc/passwd
	      Default location of the VNC password file.

SEE ALSO
       vncviewer(1), vncserver(1), Xvnc(1) vncconfig(1),
       http://www.realvnc.com

AUTHOR
       Tristan Richardson, RealVNC Ltd.

       VNC was originally developed by the RealVNC team while at Olivetti  Research  Ltd  /  AT&T
       Laboratories   Cambridge.    It	 is   now   being   maintained	 by   RealVNC  Ltd.   See
       http://www.realvnc.com for details.

ATTRIBUTES
       See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:

       +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+
       |      ATTRIBUTE TYPE	     |	    ATTRIBUTE VALUE	   |
       +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+
       |Availability		     |				   |
       +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+
       |Interface Stability	     |				   |
       +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+

RealVNC Ltd				   03 Mar 2005				     vncpasswd(1)


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