VNC on NT4-Server with Mac client

Kurt P Lloyd kplloyd "at" lucent.com
Fri, 22 Mar 2002 16:47:04 +0000


Use BetterTelnet.  You can get it free from http://www.versiontracker.com

When opening the connection, you'll be prompted for
the Host Name.  Enter the host name, followed by a space,
followed by the port number.
You should get the RFB 003.003 in the window that pops up
afterwards.
-Kurt Lloyd, kplloyd "at" lucent.com

"Alex K. Angelopoulos" wrote:
> 
> 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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