More info begets more questions...
zugzwang "at" swordmoon.com
Mon Jun 3 13:48:01 2002
Greetings. Just a note, and then I will answer your questions
below. Since I started posting this thread, I have learned a couple
1. My co-worker, when given my VNC password, is able to
connect to my work machine (W) from his home machine (S2)
without a problem, using the same setup I have EXCEPT that he
uses Win2000 on the client, not Win98.
2. Win98 telnet may not accept a port argument, so all telnet
tests may be invalid.
From: "Alex K. Angelopoulos" <alex "at" bittnet.com>
To: <vnc-list "at" realvnc.com>
Subject: Re: Telnetting to B and W
Date: Sun, 2 Jun 2002 16:29:37 -0500
Reply-To: vnc-list "at" realvnc.com
Do you have a firewall in place at your office that might be blocking
all telnet packets?
-- No. Once I am in on the VPN, I can telnet anywhere that I want.
Normally you would see something like
"RFB 003.003" when connecting to an open VNC port with a telnet
-- This is what my coworker sees when he tries it. See "invalid
Let's back up to the beginning of things and see if we can establish
what is going on... it will take a few exchanges to get it done, but it
will likely be the fastest way to do it, and will help make sure you
know exactly what is going on with your VNC access.
Could you verify the following for me? I am including some notes
from prior email, since I want to keep this info together for reference.
1 - There is a VPN in place at your work; things work fine if you
access the network via the VPN.
-- Yes, there is a VPN. However, this whole time, I have been
accessing the network via VPN, so no, things do not work fine.
2 - You don't use the VPN over your connection.
-- Yes, I do.
3 - For some reason, your VPN works only over dialup; it won't
accept through-internet connections.
-- Incorrect. I connect to the VPN just fine using my DSL
4 - You can access B through the Internet, but not W.
-- Again, I use the VPN. Through the VPN, I can VNC to B just
fine, but I only get "Initial Screen Loading" when I try to VNC to W.
5 - This is an item you will need to probably check at work
(actually a question). Does your firewall/router redirect traffic
coming in on port 5903 to the internal IP address that W uses?
-- I do not believe so. As I stated before I answered these, I now
know that a co-worker on a Win2000 machine is able to access
ALL machines on our network with no problem.
I appreciate your time and effort, and I wish that I could reward it
with a successful VNC session.