Redhat 7.1 VNC connection issue...

Timothy J. Kosto II kostot "at" rpi.edu
Tue, 28 Aug 2001 14:51:25 +0000


Gary,

Thanks for the tip.  I actually added a line in ipchains identical to that 
for port 21 with access to 5901 and everything works fine.

Yours,

Tim

At 09:47 AM 8/28/2001 +0100, Gary Stainburn wrote:
>Hi Tim,
>
>When you installed RH, did you choose medium or high security?
>If you did, then IPChains will be blocking the port.  Have a look at
>/etc/sysconfig/ipchains and remove or comment out the reject lines for the
>ports you're using (5900 for :0, 5901 for :1 etc.)
>
>Gary
>
>On Monday 27 August 2001  8:11 pm, Timothy J. Kosto II wrote:
> > I appear to have a security issue related to VNC and RedHat 7.1.
> >
> > I have two machines:
> >
> > PII 233 Laptop running Windows ME
> > K62 450 Desktop running Redhat 7.1
> >
> > I have VNC server installed on both machines.
> >
> > Running the server on the windows machine, I can connect from the linux
> > machine.
> >
> > If I run the server on the linux machine, I can connect to the server from
> > a viewer on th same computer (linux to linux)
> > I can also connect to the laptop if I run the vncconnect command from the
> > desktop.
> >
> > However, when I try to initiate the connection from the laptop, the
> > connection is refused.  I can telnet and ssh to the linuxbox normally,
> > though not to port 5901.  I think the problem is a security setting on the
> > linux box but after much searching and frustration, i have not found where
> > or what that setting is.  If anyone can offer some insight, I woul be
> > greatful.
> >
> > Yours,
> >
> > Tim
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