VNC through port 80? - having problems

Kyle Yamnitz kyle "at" lessonplanspage.com
Wed, 20 Mar 2002 20:32:19 +0000


Hi All,
	Thanks a bunch for the help!  I now have VNC working properly!  I
actually got it working on port 21 & 23 (-5879 and -5877) instead of port
80.  Port 80 might work, but I haven't tried it.  I'm thinking it won't
b/c wouldn't it have to go through the proxy on port 80?  I might try this
tomorrow.
        Anyway, here's what I had to do (note, this was also sent to some 
friends so ignore the details you already know):
1.  Copy and paste "-5879" into the display number for the server.  Close,
then restart the server and a weird, long number will display for some    
reason.  It's actually running on port 21 though (FTP).  
2.  In the viewer enter the name / IP address plus ":-5879".  I'm now able
to connect from work to home despite the firewall / proxy.

You can also use port 23 (telnet) with -5877 (or probably any common port
that isn't blocked).
This *might* work on port 80 too (with -5820), but I haven't tried it 
yet.  I'm thinking it won't b/c wouldn't it have to go through the proxy  
on port 80?  I might try this tomorrow.

If you're using a router, make sure it's forwarding port 21, 23, or 80 to
the proper machine. 
	--Kyle Yamnitz
	  The Lesson Plans Page:
		http://www.LessonPlansPage.com
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