vnc portnumber assignment...
Wed Dec 11 09:21:01 2002
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mike Miller [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> On Tue, 10 Dec 2002, "Beerse, Corni" wrote:
> > and whom it may concern. Recently I peeked at the iana for
> the official
> > assigned port numbers. There
> > I found that the port numbers as used in VNC are NOT
> registered for or
> > assigned to vnc. However, since lower numbers are assigned,
> the next free
> > (read, not assigned) are assigned for who asks for it.
> Corni also helped me to realize that the problem I was having running
> vncserver :10 was caused by a conflict with port 6010. It's hard for me
> to say for certain on my system, but I believe port 6010 is being used by
> ssh port forwarding (sshdfwd-X11). Display :10 corresponds to port 6010
> which is the first port used by sshdfwd-X11.
Mikes problem triggered me. I'd like to start saying that the this 6010
usage by ssh-x11 is just as legimit as the vnc usage of the same port. As
far as I've looked, the port is used for X11 and that's what its reserved
for. I'm not sure there is a real (minimized, restricted) X11 server behind
the port (not tested) but there could/should be.