WinVNC won't work for me
prospero "at" oddpost.com
Thu Jun 13 09:56:02 2002
Thanks for the reply. Yes. I'm running it on Display 0.
The viewer can't connect and neither can telnetr but I think I should come clean and say that I only gave half the picture. I'm behind a firewall at the remote end too and I have no influence over this whatsoever. Could this be causing the problem?
As I said I do reach the winvnc server to logon so I thought that was getting through this firewall OK.
Just to eliminate one portion of the problem, try doing this directly to port
5900 - which means using the "native" VNCViewer for testing.
(1) I assume you have the service running on Display 0. Try running the
VNCViewer and see if it can connect.
(2) Try telnetting to the VNC Server on port 5900. Using the Win2K/XP telnet
client, you can just do it with:
telnet <your-public-ip-address> 5900
Using the NT4/Win9x/Me telnet, just start "telnet" then go to Connect | Remote
System and type in the IP address, with 5900 as the Port.
IF you are able to reach the system, you will get something like RFB 003.003
echoed back to you.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Prospero" <prospero "at" oddpost.com>
To: <vnc-list "at" realvnc.com>
Sent: Wednesday, 2002-06-12 10:16
Subject: WinVNC won't work for me
> I have WinVNC running but I cannot establish a session. After completing the
password prompt I get a
> Its a W2k PC with the added complications of ....
> 1. NetGear RP114 switch/router on which I've enabled port forwarding on 5800
> 2. Norton Internet Security inc. the Personal Firewall in which I've permitted
WinVNC.ex to access the internet.
> I'm currently using 'GoToMyPC' succesfully but expensively so I'd like to get
VNC running if possible.
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