Help With Web Java Viewer
jerryamoore "at" cox.net
Thu Dec 16 21:20:01 2004
For several years I've been running the VNC software to access my home PC from remote locations. Over the last two years, I've also been running the viewer software on my PocketPC Phone. It's been performing flawlessly. Recently, my employer changed the firewall so access from my office PC no longer works. I'm presuming that ports 5800 and/or 5900 are now blocked.
As a long time regular reader of this digest, I read about such esoteric things as SSH tunneling to get around this problem and I'm totally lost. It appears that the easiest solution might be the web java viewer which uses ports that are still open.
I tried placing the URL http://myipaddress:5800 in the address field of my web browser and reached the VNC Authentication window. Upon entering my password and clicking OK, I get the message "java.net.NoRouteToHostException: Operation Timed Out"
When I view the source from this web page I see:
<HTML><TITLE>VNC desktop [hpmediacenter]</TITLE>
<APPLET CODE=vncviewer.class ARCHIVE=vncviewer.jar WIDTH=1024 HEIGHT=800>
<param name=PORT value=5900></APPLET></HTML>
This tells me I must be making some sort of connection throught the corporate firewall, since I see that name I've assigned to my home PC in the source code. However, it's at this point that I get lost.
What are the additional steps needed to view my home PC desktop from the office PC web browser? Can someone who has done this please give me step by step instructions.