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pwd_controlaula

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NAME

pwd_controlaula --- create a file with a VNC encrypted password  

SYNOPSIS

pwd_controlaula passwd-file passwd  

DESCRIPTION

pwd_controlaula allows you to set the password used to access VNC desktops. It stores an obfuscated version of the given passwd in the given passwd-file file. So, a vnc server will be able to start with the -passwd command using the given password.

This small application is based on the vncpasswd from the vnc4-common Debian package.

The password must be at least six characters long, and only the first eight characters are significant. Note that the stored password is not encrypted securely - anyone who has access to this file can trivially find out the plaintext password. However, when accessing a VNC desktop a challenge-response mechanism is used over the wire making it hard for anyone to crack the password simply by snooping on the network.  

OPTIONS

This program has these mandatory arguments:

passwd-file file where the encrypted password for vncserver use.
passwd plain text password to be encrypted.
 

SEE ALSO

The official ControlAula documentation:
http://www.itais.net/help/en/
 

AUTHOR

pwd_controlaula was written by José L. Redrejo Rodríguez
 

This manual page was written by José L. Redrejo Rodríguez <jredrejo at debian.org> for the Debian system (but may be used by others). Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.1 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts and no Back-Cover Texts.


 

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