What is listen mode?

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asheenlevrai
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What is listen mode?

Post by asheenlevrai »

Hi :)

Can anyone explain to me what is "listen mode"?
I used to have a uVNC icon in the windows tray. Now I have 2. The regular one and another (different shade of green) that is called "UltraVNC Viewer listening - port:5500".
If I click on it, the usual window allowing me to connect to a client pops up. Same as when I launch uVNC Viewer from the start menu.

Google tells me this mode is not something new, so how come I get the extra tray icon only now? What did I do without noticing?

Thanks
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Re: What is listen mode?

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Normal the viewer makes a connection to the server.
The server listen for a viewer.

But sometimes you want that the server connect to the viewer.
In that case, the viewer listen for a server connection and the server connect to the viewer.
listen mode: viewer waits for a server connection
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Re: What is listen mode?

Post by asheenlevrai »

Rudi De Vos wrote: 2022-01-10 19:46 Normal the viewer makes a connection to the server.
The server listen for a viewer.

But sometimes you want that the server connect to the viewer.
In that case, the viewer listen for a server connection and the server connect to the viewer.
listen mode: viewer waits for a server connection
Thanks a lot :)

How would you connect from the server to the PC in listen mode?
Excuse my ignorance.

I usually setup both uVNC server and viewer on all my machines so that any of them can remotely access any of the others...

Thanks again :)
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Re: What is listen mode?

Post by Rudi De Vos »

commandline
winvnc.exe -connect ip_viewerpc -run

Also see
https://uvnc.com/docs/uvnc-server/51-ul ... eters.html

UI
Systray winvnc.exe
Add new client

If another port then 5500 is used
sample 5001
winvnc.exe -connect ip_viewerpc:5001 -run
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