Unix Server (was RE: Windows XP)
Wed Jan 29 17:35:01 2003
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Alicia Hopkins [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> On Wed, 29 Jan 2003, William Hooper wrote:
> > It would probably help if you give us more detail about how
> things are set
> > up... What version of unix are you using? Are there any
> firewalls in the
> > way? Are you trying to tunnel VNC over SSH? Exactly what
> commands did you
> > try (there are a lot in the FAQ)?
> the unix computer is running linux version 2.4.19. The
> firewall option in
> the network is currently disabled. I do have the tunneling
> command checked
> in the profile.
> I at first sshed into the unix server.
> $ ssh -L 5901:unixserver:5900 mywindowsIPaddress
> ssh: connect to address 126.96.36.199 port 22: Connection refused
> is my error
I see now. Your SSH command doesn't work because you don't have an SSH
server on your Windows machine. That isn't the issue, though.
What software are you using for SSH on the Windows machine? To set up the
SSH tunnel you need to do it in the SSH client, not after you log into the
> I have tried to connect simply from the windows desktop using
> the icons,
> but that isn't working either. I get the error failed to connect to
> listening VNC viewer.
> Alicia Hopkins
This is sounds like you are doing it backwards. Pardon me if I'm mistaken,
but it sounds like you have the WinVNC server running and you are trying to
"Add New Client". Instead you want to use the VNC viewer to connect to the
Linux machine. It should be under Programs->RealVNC->Run VNC viewer. In
this box put in your unixserver:1 (or change :1 to be what ever display you
are trying to connect to). Of course all this assumes you have run
"vncserver" on the Linux box to actually start the server.