AW: VNC on NT4-Server with Mac client

Rothweiler, Claus Claus.Rothweiler "at" glatt.de
Fri, 22 Mar 2002 14:26:58 +0000


Dear Alex,
sorry for the question (my world is the mac side), but "telnet to port 5900"
gives me some headache... Is there a tool for telnet (is it similar to
"ping"?) and does it matter if I am logged in as admin or as user?
Thanks for your help and
best regards
Claus


It sounds like the VNC service may have crashed or hung.

Assuming you are running the server on the default port, you can try a
telnet to port 5900 just to see if it echoes back the RFB protocol number.
If it times out, you can't access the server; if it refuses connection, the
service is no longer running.  If it does echo back a string such as RFB
003.003, then the problem is most likely in the VNCViewer client software.

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From: "Rothweiler, Claus" <Claus.Rothweiler "at" glatt.de>
To: <vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com>
Sent: Friday, 2002-03-22 08:54
Subject: VNC on NT4-Server with Mac client


: Dear VNC list,
:
: as a new vnc-user I have the following problem:
: I want to use a NT4-Server without monitor and keyboard as Mac Fileserver.
In
: fact the only task would be to shutdown the machine remotely. VNC
installation
: on Mac was no problem. On the server I first got the message "The SCM
could
: not be contacted - the WinVNC service was not installed" while not beeing
: logged in as admin. It worked as admin and I run VNC as service as
: recommended. Now the problem is, that I get the error "The server could
not be
: found. This may be because the server is not running, or because the
adress of
: the server was incorrect.", after a long period of waiting, when I try to
: connect from the Mac's viewer. The IP adres is correct, VNCserver is
running
: an even a volume of the NT machine is mounted on the Mac's desktop, so
there
: should be no physical problem in the network. The Mac runs with OS 9.1.
What
: could be wrong? Any advice?
:
: Best regards
:
: Claus Rothweiler
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