VNC uses more than port 5900 aparently??

Roger Felts rfelts "at"
Mon, 12 Oct 1998 21:51:54 +0000

You need both 5800 and 5900 available.

On Monday, October 12, 1998 2:11 PM, Todd Rinaldo wrote:

> 	I have a PC at Texas A&M and have successfully used VNC
> between PC's on campus. 
> 	The problem I have is going off campus. Here is how our
> firewall is set up. All outgoing connections are permitted. All
> incoming
> connections are restricted except for mail and HTTP except when the 
> port is requested to be opened.
> 	When I connect to a computer off campus (It has no firewall), I
> get a lag and then unable to connect message from the viewer. I even 
> opened 5900 on my PC thinking this would fix it. Still doesn't work.
> Can anyone tell me why this might be happening or the nature of the
> connection. I'm connecting to the computer:0 this isn't 5901 is it?
> even so I'm permitted to initiate off campus connections on any port
> I choose. This seems to indicate the server initiates a connection
> of some type...

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