java quit working

James [Wez] Weatherall jnw "at"
Mon, 09 Mar 1998 09:48:14 +0000

On Sun, 8 Mar 1998, dave w capella wrote:

> I had been using the viewer exclusively all week to access my windows 
> boxes, so don't know if it's a new problem with them. I tried various
> browsers on various machines running various platforms trying to connect
> to various other servers: no go.
> When I try to connect to my Linux server, Internet Explorer 
> prints: RFB 003.003 and Netscape pops up a dialog box: 
> "Unknown status reply from server: 3!"

This means that you are connecting to the wrong port number.  You're
pointing Internet Explorer at the port used by the VNC system for the VNC
protocol to run over, rather than the HTTP port.  If you have a machine
running a display with number X then the VNC port is 5900+X and the HTTP
port is 5800+X.

So to connect to the servers through the java viewer, you need to use
ports in the range 5800-5899.

Hope that helps,

James "Wez" Weatherall
Olivetti & Oracle Research Laboratory, Cambridge, UK.
Tel : Work - 343000