Failed to connect to server: VNC + VPN
Scott C. Best
Tue Sep 30 21:09:00 2003
Heya. Is it possible that the target VNC Server
is running with an AuthHosts setting? That is, it may be
setup to restrict connections from anything with an IP
address in a limited range; when you dialup you may be
given an address in this range.
You'll need to look in the VNC registry keys
to know for sure. Good luck!
> I have VNC server installed on my machine at work and VNC viewer installed
> on my machine at home.
> Through company dialup, I'm able to connect the viewer to the server and
> everything works fine.
> But when I use a regular dialup ISP with company VPN (Nortel Contivity
> VPN), I can ping my machine at work and when I launch the view, I got a
> popup box saying 'Failed to connect to server'.
> Can someone help me to figure out how to connect under VPN? Why I can
> ping the machine but cannot use VNC to connect?
> Sean Zhang