VNC on NT4-Server with Mac client

Alex K. Angelopoulos alex "at" bittnet.com
Fri, 22 Mar 2002 15:56:06 +0000


Uhoh....

I forgot you are most likely using a Mac.

Anyone else able to shed some light on what's in vogue for Mac telnet
clients? My last use of telnet from a Mac was NCSA's telnet client back in
1994.


Claus, it shouldn't matter who you are logged on as.


Telnet is much more than ping - technically it's a command line remote
control tool, which can be used to connect from any MS-Win/Unix/Mac/BeOS etc
system to any other system running a telnet server; we don't care about that
right now though, so you can forget this entire paragraph if you want...

Telnet can be used analogously to "ping"; the nice thing about it is that
you can "talk" to a specific port on the remote system and it will send back
any response the system makes.

Do you have access to another Windows or a Unix/Linux system there? It can
be done easily from one of those platforms.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Rothweiler, Claus" <Claus.Rothweiler "at" glatt.de>
To: <vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com>
Sent: Friday, 2002-03-22 09:25
Subject: AW: VNC on NT4-Server with Mac client


: 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.
:
: ----- Original Message -----
: 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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