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Is there some way I can ping the vncviewer process or somehow determine the idle time of a vnc session? I know there is a way to make the session automatically disconnect, but I am interested in displaying the idle time.

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Are you trying to do this on the client or server side? What OS is that side running? –  grawity Jul 25 '11 at 16:08
Doesn't matter, I have control of both sides....this is linux –  GBa Jul 25 '11 at 16:58

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