Getting started

Ceri Hankey ccah@thegreen.co.uk
Sat Jul 19 09:28:00 2003


Have you got the name of the machine you want to connect to set up in your
PC's hosts file?

Try opening a DOS window and then enter 'ping dpsanter2' - if you get no
reply then you need to add the IP address of dpsanter2 into your hosts file,
which is located in...

Windows 98, me - windows\hosts
Win2K                - winnt\system32\drivers\etc\hosts
WinXP                - windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts

use notepad or similar to edit hosts

The entry should look like

192.168.1.10    dpsanter2

Put whatever you have chosen as the IP number for dpsanter2 where I have
entered 192.168.1.10


Good luck

Ceri Hankey
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dave Hutchins" <gus1611@hotmail.com>
To: <spalocz@tgtsolutions.com>; <jamesherbert@gmx.net>;
<vnc-list@realvnc.com>
Sent: Friday, July 18, 2003 8:15 PM
Subject: RE: Getting started


> Not sure of the terms you mentioned,
> below is what I get on the unix side when I start,
> so I'm using "dpsanter2:1"
>
>
> $ vncserver
>
> New 'IBM RISC - dpsanter2' desktop is dpsanter2:1
>
> p.s. I  just tied the share option and still not working ...
>
>
>
> >From: "Steve Palocz" <spalocz@tgtsolutions.com>
> >To: "'Dave Hutchins'" <gus1611@hotmail.com>, <jamesherbert@gmx.net>,
> ><vnc-list@realvnc.com>
> >Subject: RE: Getting started
> >Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2003 13:46:31 -0400
> >
> >Are you trying to connect via ip address or dns entry? If dns try IP.
> >The only other thing I can think of is that the vncserver already has
> >someone connected.?. Try share option from the vncviewer.?.
> >
> >Steve
> >
> >
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: vnc-list-admin@realvnc.com [mailto:vnc-list-admin@realvnc.com] On
> >Behalf Of Dave Hutchins
> >Sent: Friday, July 18, 2003 12:50 PM
> >To: jamesherbert@gmx.net; vnc-list@realvnc.com
> >Subject: Re: Getting started
> >
> >The network should be fine, I can get there via Exceed Humingbird, and
> >when
> >I ping my unix machine
> >its OK.
> >
> > >From: "James Herbert" <jamesherbert@gmx.net>
> > >Reply-To: "James Herbert" <jamesherbert@gmx.net>
> > >To: "Dave Hutchins" <gus1611@hotmail.com>,<vnc-list@realvnc.com>
> > >Subject: Re: Getting started
> > >Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2003 17:20:15 +0100
> > >
> > >From: "Dave Hutchins" <gus1611@hotmail.com>
> > >
> > >
> > > > I was just guessing, it was the only thing I could think of.
> > >
> > >Not to worry :)
> > >
> > > > Symptoms; I fire up the viewer on the PC,  the "Connections Details"
> > >window
> > > > comes up, I write in my
> > > > my vnc server name xxxxx:1 and get the message "can't connect to
> > >server"
> > > > Again, when I tried viewing someone elses unix machine (they gave me
> > >their
> > > > password)
> > > > from my PC as a test, It worked fine,
> > > > and then they (from their PC) where able to view my unix xxxxx:1
> > >machine.
> > > > So everything seems to be in place, except I can't view MY unix from
> > >MY PC.
> > >
> > >In that case there is a network issue between your Unix box and your PC
> > >:)
> > >
> > >How are they connected?
> > >
> > >J
> > >
> >
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