VeNCrypt is an adaptation of RealVNC Ltd's excellent RealVNC software. It allows TLS encrypted communication between viewer and server, with the option to use X509 certificates for authentication. Since the other end may not have VeNCrypt, standard VNC authentication is supported, as is an unauthenticated channel.
As of version 0.1.1, VeNCrypt includes the security patch released in RealVNC Free Edition 4.1.2.
This software is published under version 2 of the
GNU Public License (GPL)
It is both Free (as in speech) and free (as in beer).
A brief history of VeNCrypt:
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
Some time later (2002) RealVNC Ltd. created VNC, a program that allows you to control/view remotely computers over a network. Because they are nice people they released the code to their Free Edition under then GNU GPL so that others can extend their work. The Free Edition does not include encryption. Instead, many people tunnel their connection over ssh.
2005 Martin Koegler does something about the fact that VeNCrypt does not have encryption and produces TLS for VNC. Unfortunately, Martin's implemntation breaks the RFB protocol - the underlying means by which VNC communicates from one computer to another.
April 2006 Stewart Becker of OCCAM Financial Technology fixed Martin Koegler's implentation to be RFB compatible. In doing so he extended the RFB protocol to include the VeNCrypt sub-protocol version 0.1.
May 2006 Stewart released VeNCrypt 0.1.1 for Windows.
2006 Current version: VeNCrypt 0.2.7 released.
Still to come Someone (maybe you?) will take VeNCrypt and makes it work on Unix/Linux.
The new home for downloading VeNCrypt is SourceForge
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