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08 May 2012, 15:25

LibVNCServer 0.9.9 arrives with full IPv6 support

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FOSS icon Version 0.9.9 of LibVNCServer has been released with support for WebSockets, enabling bidirectional full-duplex communication channels to be established over a single TCP connection. This major update to the cross-platform C library for implementing a VNC server also includes full support for the IPv6 internet protocol and a new TurboVNC encoder.

The TurboVNC encoder replaces the Tight encoder and should realise significant speed gains in graphics-heavy sessions. Integration of the noVNC HTML5 VNC viewer means that this utility can now be used in Canvas-capable browsers without requiring a Java plugin. The LibVNCClient now supports OpenSSL in place of GnuTLS for encrypted connections, with embedded hardware users set to be the primary beneficiaries of this change. The client also adds support to only listen for reverse connections on a specific IP address and for connecting to UltraVNC Single Click servers.

A detailed overview of all changes can be found in the official release announcement. LibVNCServer 0.9.9 is available to download from SourceForge and is licensed under the GPLv2; documentation is provided


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