Cannot connect to Server
cbeerse "at" hiscom.nl
Tue Jun 4 08:43:02 2002
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Christopher Poh [mailto:tvpoh "at" essex.ac.uk]
> I know that this question is prohibited in the mailing as
> stated in the FAQ. Sorry for annoying anyone. Your help is
> very much appreciated. I stayed in the
> university campus and try to connect to a VNC server in my
> lab from my personal computer at my accommodation. It seems
You're a student, I'm not going into details, I will give you some
> that the VNC viewer cannot find the
> server. I have tried using host name and host ip address, but
> it still failed. The strange thing is that, I can ping the
You can ping: the route is ok, no problem here. Can you do a telnet? Try
`telnet machine 5900` or add the display number to the portnumber. You
should get a message with "RFB..." in it.
> server just fine. I can also use SSH to connect
If you can use ssh, does ping use ssh (accidetly)?
Search the archives on vnc over ssh connections and the odds in there.
> as well. I am sure the VNC server is running just fine,
> because I can connect to it from a different computer
> running VNC viewer in the same lab. Can anyone
See above, success,