Problem with SSH and the java VNC viewer
whooper "at" freeshell.org
Fri Aug 9 00:17:00 2002
----- Original Message -----
From: "Adrian Barrett" <a.r.w.barrett "at" ic.ac.uk>
To: <vnc-list "at" realvnc.com>
Sent: Wednesday, August 07, 2002 11:02 PM
Subject: Re: Problem with SSH and the java VNC viewer
> Hi William,
> Thanks for the reply. Yes I tried the local loopback option on my vnc
> server, but the computer that host the ssh server is not the same one that
> I'm trying to access so it didn't fix it.
Not sure what you mean by this statement. If the error is loopback
connections are disabled then you need to all loopback connections.
> I thought the vnc server should
> just see a request coming in on port 5800, and not know or care that the
> port had been tunnelled through SSH.
Yes and that is why you get the applet. From the applets point of view,
though, you are connected to localhost:5801 and attempting to communicate to
localhost:5901, therefore it is a loopback connection. Cool pictures
explaining it here: http://www.uk.research.att.com/vnc/sshwin.html . As a
note, I have had issues in the past of not setting up the registry keys as
the correct type with the original VNC. TightVNC does have an advantage
with it's GUI to set the advanced options. Using TightVNC it is created as
a "DWORD" value AllowLoopback with a value of "1" in
HKLM\Software\ORL\WinVNC3. The Unix server uses a command line option of
> Running the service helper doesn't do anything on my machine!
This was in reference to the WinVNC server that you could only see with the
"EndItAll". If WinVNC is running as a service, the Service helper allows
you to have a tray icon and set the options.
> best wishes
Hope that clears it up.
Multitasking: Reading in the bathroom !