IP filter with linux VNCserver

Michael Ossmann michael.ossmann "at" alttech.com
Fri, 04 Jan 2002 18:22:20 +0000

On Fri, Jan 04, 2002 at 01:59:46PM +0100, Cherry wrote:
> How can I allow some IPs and deny all other IPs to connect 
> to my vnc server?
> I found an article on VNC homepage but the link was broken.
> Perhaps (I think) it could be configured with a firewall but I'm
> a linux beginner soI can't do it.

You should be able to use either tcp wrappers, ipchains, or iptables.
Plenty of documentation is available online:


If you are using a very recent version of Linux, then iptables would
probably be the preferred method.

Mike Ossmann, Tarantella/UNIX Engineer/Instructor
Alternative Technology, Inc.  http://www.alttech.com/
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