vncviewer "failed to connect..."
Scott C. Best
sbest "at" best.com
Tue Aug 6 04:40:03 2002
Heya. This sounds like an AuthHosts problem/feature. Is
there a registry entry for AuthHosts on the VNC server? You can
use this entry to restrict the IP addresses which can connect to
your VNC server, and I believe it fails those connections after
the password prompt.
> Hi all,
> my company is using Winvnc and vncviewer on Win2000 clients and servers. We
> as helpdesk personnel use the viewer to connect to the servers and so what
> ever it is we need to do.
> The funny thing is, I can connect to one server using its password (whether
> its logged in or not), but the guy next to me cannot. He used to be able
> to, but for some reason the behavior has changed for him. He gets a
> password prompt, but no matter what he enters it fails to connect him.
> Now from what I understand, this shouldn't happen. I thought that maybe he
> had entered the password incorrectly several times, and now it perhaps
> captured his IP address and is using that as a 'deny' option, but I'm not
> I, personally, get the same thing happening to me from home when I try to
> connect to my work PC.
> Any ideas?