ConnectException: Connection Refused
Tue Apr 29 19:17:00 2003
> I have set port forwarding to ports 5800 - 5804 on five machines behind an
> router modem (I am using a dDNS updater). Inadvertedly I did not set
> for ports 5900 - 5904. Two of the machines (running W2k and WXP) can
> connect ok
> from browser (no 5900 forwarded). The other two can not. Now..., I know
> 5900 have to be setup in order to browser connect.
A slight correction. The 59xx port must be forwarded for ANY connection,
because it is the port the server listens to for communication. Port 58xx
is just a small web server to give you the java applet.
> My question is... Does anybody know why the two machines can connect
> the 5900 port forwarding?
At first glance I would say they can't. The 59xx ports are the only ports
RFB is talked on (unless you have changed the defaults). Have you double
check to make sure those ports aren't forwarded? How are you doing the
testing to see if VNC works?