vnc server and win2000
Scott C. Best
sbest "at" best.com
Tue Jul 23 01:49:01 2002
Heya. If your win2000 machine is allowing connections to
"localhost:5902" then it must be setup to "AllowLoopback" (one
of the registry options for VNC). If that option is set, it's
possible that LoopbackOnly is also set, which would explain why
your other LAN machines cannot connect.
Have a look in the registry, see what's there. If you
find LoopbackOnly enabled, try deleting it and then things should
> I have several machine connected on my intranet behind a linux gateway.
> To test VNC I have installed vncserver on several machines - linux,
> win98 and win2000.
> The linux and win98 box work fine with no problems and can be accessed
> from each of the other machines.
> The win2000 box is another issue.
> When connecting to the vncserver on win2000 box from any other machine,
> I keep getting error message that viewer failed to connect to server.
> In desperation, if I try and connect from the win2000 machine itself, I
> get the same error message, but (and this is the strange part) I can
> connect using localhost:5902 as opposed to ip_address:5902
> I have confirmed my network connections and am using the right port
> address. I have also confirmed I can telnet to the win2000 pc, (but
> telnet ip_address vncPort, doesn't work)
> Any ideas/suggestion would be appreciated.