Bad Review of VNC at CNET

Carlos Castro ccastro "at" ideianet.pt
Wed, 19 Sep 2001 17:44:59 +0000


Try disabling the firewall functions in win XP

Carlos Castro


----- Original Message -----
From: "James ''Wez'' Weatherall" <jnw22 "at" cam.ac.uk>
To: "VNC-LIST" <vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com>
Sent: Wednesday, September 19, 2001 4:56 PM
Subject: RE: Bad Review of VNC at CNET


> > I have Windows XP and i am trying to get vnc to work .. any suggestions?
> it
> > won't connect.. is there going to be a new VNC release for XP?
>
> What do you mean by "won't connect"?  If it really can't connect, check
your
> TCP/IP settings.  You should be able to "telnet <machine>:5900" if your
> TCP/IP settings  are correct, and see the text "RFB 003.003" or similar.
>
> If you don't get any error message, or you get a Connection Closed, it's
> probably because you are running WinVNC as an application and the PC is
> locked, or because you are using Fast User Switching under XP, which I
can't
> currently support.
>
> Finally, if it can't authenticate, make sure the Default User Properties
> password is set correctly.
>
> Cheers,
>
> ---
> James "Wez" Weatherall
>           "The path to enlightenment is /usr/bin/enlightenment"
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