How to connect to the internet

Jonathan Morton chromi "at" cyberspace.org
Tue, 01 Aug 2000 18:53:08 +0000


>I have been using VNC in my lan without any problem. Now i have been trying
>to use it to connect to my home from my Lan. In between i have a proxy. As i
>understood the proxy accepts connections from the inside clients in port
>8080 and redirects them to port 80. So, i have to say to VNC to use the
>proxy server as the gateway to the internet. In internet explorer and most
>of the ftp clients, i have a way to configure it, but i don't know how to do
>it with VNC.

Unfortunately, HTTP proxies usually can't deal with the RFB protocol used
by VNC, only with HTTP and FTP.  If you can convince your sysadmin to open
port 5900 on the firewall (this is what VNC uses), then you'll be able to
connect directly.  Otherwise, you'll need rather more specialised tactics,
some of which are discussed in the FAQ.

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from:     Jonathan "Chromatix" Morton
mail:     chromi "at" cyberspace.org  (not for attachments)
uni-mail: j.d.morton "at" lancaster.ac.uk

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