"one way service" only
whooper "at" freeshell.org
Fri Aug 23 23:02:02 2002
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bud" <budbush "at" yahoo.com>
To: <vnc-list "at" realvnc.com>
Sent: Friday, August 23, 2002 12:00 PM
Subject: "one way service" only
> Okay--newbie here! I have installed VNC on 2 machines--my personal pc and
my wife's work pc, which we own. Both systems are running WMe. One is a
Pentium II 333mghtz with a "half speed" cable modem, the other is a Celeron
800. My wife shares a DSL connection with her partner, who runs Win98 on a
fairly recent pc. The work pc is hardwired back to the DSL modem, which
apparently serves as the router(?). VNC works fine from her computer to
mine, but when I try to access her's, I get a "failed to connect to server"
error. No request for password comes up at all. We both run Sygate's
firewall, but her partner prefers to use ZoneAlarm.
> What do I need to do to allow my wife to access her work computer from
There is a lot of detail missing here. I'll assume your DSL router does NAT
(do the two machines share an Internet address?). You need to configure the
router to forward a port to your wife's machine. You also need to configure
your firewall to allow WinVNC to act as a server on that port. There are a
number of people in the archives with similar situations.
> Also, can VNC serve as a remote network for my wife's office? In other
words, assuming a very high level of trust, can one partner access the
other's computer without any other software?
Not sure what you are asking here? VNC would allow your wife to access her
partners computer in the same way it allows her to access yours (Operating
System specifics of VNC ignored).
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