Using VNC through a VPN connection

James ''Wez'' Weatherall jnw22 "at" cam.ac.uk
Wed, 06 Jun 2001 16:59:47 +0000


The Java VNC Viewer requests a password before it attempts to connect,
regardless of whether the server really needs one.

Cheers,

James "Wez" Weatherall
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Alan Rader" <arader "at" finishline.com>
To: <vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com>
Sent: Wednesday, June 06, 2001 4:08 PM
Subject: RE: Using VNC through a VPN connection


> How would it even get to the password prompt then?  I would think that if
> the correct port was not getting through, you would not get that prompt.
>
>
>
> Alan Rader
> Finish Line, Inc.
> Network Administrator
> arader "at" finishline.com
> 317-899-1022 x3529
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: mfpchelp "at" altavista.com [mailto:mfpchelp "at" altavista.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, June 06, 2001 9:42 AM
> To: vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com
> Subject: Re: Using VNC through a VPN connection
>
>
> You may have a firewall issue. May have to do port fowarding ports tcp
5800
> udp 5900. Hope this is of some help!
>
> On Wed, 06 June 2001, Alan Rader wrote:
>
> >
> > I have VNC 3.3.3r9 running on some machines in my offices, I can connect
> > back and forth just fine, but last night I was trying to access my
> machines
> > from the outside.  I connected via VPN to our network.  I could ping the
> > machine I was trying just fine, but I kept getting Connection Closed
after
> > entering my password.  I came in this morning and was able to connect to
> > that same machine the first time.  What am I missing or doing wrong?
> >
> > I have not done any register tweaks, everything should be default.
> Running
> > on w2k machines and trying to access with w2k machine, all have sp2 on
> them.
> >
> > Thanks
> >
> >
> > Alan Rader
> > Finish Line, Inc.
> > Network Administrator
> > arader "at" finishline.com
> > 317-899-1022 x3529
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