Error Reading Protocol Version

Alex K. Angelopoulos alex "at" bittnet.com
Thu, 28 Mar 2002 22:25:36 +0000


My favorite check for this:

try
Telnet <win2kserver> 5902

and see what you get echoed back to you.  It should be something like

RFB 003.003

If not, let us know what it returns or how it behaves.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Eddie Atherton" <eddie_atherton "at" hotmail.com>
To: <vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com>
Sent: Thursday, 2002-03-28 17:00
Subject: Error Reading Protocol Version


> Hi,
>
> I've now had this error twice in as many days.
>
> When I try to connect to my home Win2K desktop, via SSH on a Linux box,
from
> a Win2K laptop, I get the following error (vncviewer trace):
>
> Started and Winsock (v 2) initialised
> bufsize expanded to 4352
> Registered connection with app
> Connected to localhost port 5902
>   reading 12 bytes
> Error reading protocol version: `q@
> Deregistered connection from app
> Exiting
> VNC viewer closing down
>
> If I start vncserver on the Linux box, then I can connect to that desktop
OK
> from the laptop, so it looks like it's the server on the Win2K that has
the
> problem.  This I confirmed the 1st time by rebooting the desktop.  After
the
> reboot, I could connect again, for a while.
>
> I've not noticed anything significant that causes this to start happening
> (yet).
>
> Any ideas what might be causing this 'version error'.
>
> Cheers,
> Eddie
>
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