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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] vnclisten for HVM vnc

To: Jeremy Katz <katzj@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] vnclisten for HVM vnc
From: "Daniel P. Berrange" <berrange@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 27 Sep 2006 20:42:02 +0100
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On Wed, Sep 27, 2006 at 03:36:16PM -0400, Jeremy Katz wrote:
> On Sat, 2006-09-02 at 12:55 -0400, Jeremy Katz wrote:
> > Implement a 'vnclisten' option to limit the interface that the VNC
> > server from qemu listens on.  This leaves the default behavior as
> > listening on all interfaces.
> > 
> > Signed-off-by: Jeremy Katz <katzj@xxxxxxxxxx>
> danpb said something about this and it reminded me I never saw any
> feedback.... Bueller? :-)

IMHO, we should only listen on  by default - particularly since
the Xen 3.0.3 release isn't going to have password authentication on the
VNC servers yet :-(   It'll be all too easy for someone to turn on VNC
in the guest config & not realize they just opened themselves up to any
person on the network by default. That kind of default insecure behaviour 
is best left in the Windows world 

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