Automatic connection setup?
Wed Apr 9 15:59:20 2003
Benjamin Hill said:
> I'm sure someone has tried this before, but here is my
> I have a machine behind a firewall that I want to
> control. I will have access to it once, then I won't
> have any more in-person acess, except to call up the
> people near that machine and annoy them.
> The machine I'm using to control the machine behind
> the firewall is at a fixed IP.
> So, is there a way to get the firewalled machine to
> "check" to see if I want to control it every so often?
> I can't think of any other way to initiate control of
> a firewalled machine without it initiating a check for control.
If you have control of the firewall, it might be easier to open the VNC
port, but only for the fixed IP of the viewer (or better yet, open a port
for secure tunneling only to the fixed IP).
If that isn't possible you might want to look at the server's "Connect to
Windows: winvnc --connect
Unix: vncconnect program