vncserver requests internet access
Tue Jun 24 20:46:01 2003
Christoph Fuchs said:
>> Christoph Fuchs said:
>> > But sometimes, the VNC-server-program tries to connect to
>> > the internet. I installed ZoneAlarm since I wondered why I
>> > found outgoing connections in my logfiles on the the
>> > linux-gateway (the computers in the lan use a linux-gateway
>> > to connect to the internet) early in the morning.
>> What kind of connections? Are they DNS lookups by chance?
> Well, I've set up a local DNS (djbdns) to prevent the dialin
> because of reboots or something like that.
> At first, I wasn't sure which program tries to connect to
> the internet, but ZoneAlarm told me that it was vncserver's
> fault ;-)
> Don't understand me wrong, I don't like tools like ZoneAlarm
> since IMHO they're nonsense for a firewall, but I needed a
> tool that tells me which program tries to get out of the
> local net and ZoneAlarm was the first tool I thought of.
Just pointing out that the combination of VNC and ZoneAlarm has caused
problems in the past. The next step to persue would be to take a network
trace (Network Monitor, Ethereal, etc.) of this traffic to see what it is.
I don't recall ever seeing VNC need internet access with the exception of