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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] add VNC reverse connections

From: Eddie Kohler
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] add VNC reverse connections
Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2008 07:09:03 -0800
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Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
We already have the ability to pass multiple flags / options to the VNC
driver as a post-fix to the host:port pair, so I'm not a fan of introducing
a new option as a prefix. If using existing options syntax, it could look

  -vnc :5500,rev
  -vnc read.cs.ucla.edu:5500,rev

This doesn't feel like an option to me, though; rather a different means of connecting. Among other things, in "-vnc :0", the QEMU VNC server opens port 5900. But the client's listening port for reverse connections defaults to 5500. "-vnc :-400,rev" is clearly insane, but it seems strange for an option like ",rev" to change the meaning of the port field.

If you still disagree I'll produce a patch with ",reverse" as an option.


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