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vncpasswd


NAME
     vncpasswd - change a VNC password

SYNOPSIS
     /usr/bin/vncpasswd [passwd-file]

DESCRIPTION
     vncpasswd allows you to set the password used to access  VNC
     desktops.   It  stores an obfuscated version of the password
     in  the  given  file   (default   $HOME/.vnc/passwd).    The
     vncserver  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 anyone 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  attri-
     butes:




     ____________________________________________________________
    |       ATTRIBUTE TYPE        |       ATTRIBUTE VALUE       |
    |_____________________________|_____________________________|
    | Availability                | SUNWxvnc                    |
    |_____________________________|_____________________________|
    | Interface Stability         | Volatile                    |
    |_____________________________|_____________________________|










Man pages from Solaris 10 Update 8. See docs.sun.com and www.oracle.com for further documentation and Solaris information.
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