VNC authentication failed, after working for months

"Beerse, Corné" cbeerse "at" hiscom.nl
Thu, 21 Mar 2002 13:37:10 +0000


> -----Original Message-----
> It even fails from on the local machine.  'ps' indicates that
> the server is still running, too.

it's a unix server. That gives some calarity. And for you to get telnet
access.

> 
> How do I "Check the password or force it to your known password?"

Either check the vnc password file (in the ~/.vnc directory), has it's date
changed?
Or just force it with `vncpasswd` to the password you provide.

I hope Xvnc does read the file for every password check and has no internal
copy of the password.

A last idea is that the vncserver port is hyjacked by an other application.
Just an idea, i don't know how to recover from this.

An other thing is to give Xvnc a signal to stay alive (hence not -9..) Try
the -hup signal. Check your local manual pages on `kill` and `signal` for
details.

CBee

> 
> Jim
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: "Beerse, Corni" [mailto:cbeerse "at" hiscom.nl]
> > Sent: Wednesday, March 20, 2002 10:41 AM
> > To: 'vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com'
> > Subject: RE: VNC authentication failed, after working for months
> >
> >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> >
> > >   What would cause my authentication to fail for a session that
> > > has been running for months and that I have viewed many times?
> >
> > Has been... THat rings a bell.
> >
> > >
> > >   I started this particular session up months ago and have
> > > successfully
> > > connected to it daily since then.  Today, from every 
> machine I have
> > > tried to connect from, I get "VNC authentication failed" when I
> > > enter the password.
> >
> > Have you tried the local machine?
> > The message indicates that the server still runs.
> >
> > >
> > >   I don't want to loose that session because I have lots of
> > > stuff running
> > > in it.  How can I get in?
> >
> > At the console, check if the server is still running.
> > If so, Check the password or force it to your known password.
> > 
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