Remote access through firewall
waynei "at" wespine.com
Fri Feb 13 00:48:01 2004
Thanks for replying Teng-Fong. Yes, in fact there is a firewall although I
didn't explicitly spell it out - I have the same situation as in the FAQ I
referred to whereby my workplace has a firewall that I don't really know
much about (Squid I think).
From: Seak, Teng-Fong [mailto:tfseak "at" futurmaster.com]
Sent: Thursday, 12 February 2004 6:13 PM
To: vnc-list "at" realvnc.com
Subject: RE: Remote access through firewall
Are you implying that you've got a firewall somewhere between your
WinME and internet? From your (succinct) description, it doesn't seem so.
In other words, if your WinME is connected directly to Internet, then you
could ask your wife to put the mouse pointer on VNC icon which is in system
tray and wait for a second, and she'll get the IP address. Use this address
to connect to her PC. HTH
> -----Message d'origine-----
> De : Wayne Ivory [mailto:waynei "at" wespine.com]
> The FAQ "How can I get a VNC Viewer to connect through a firewall I don't
> control" is almost an exact fit for my situation, except that rather than
> having a Linux server at home I've just got a Windows ME computer
> via a modem straight to the internet. (Basically my wife uses it during
> day whilst I'm at work but she's not particularly computer-literate and
> sometimes calls me when she gets confused about something - it would be a
> big help if I could just VNC in from work to sort it out).
> The FAQ says "The above example presumes that the VNC Server is running on
> Linux, but it of course works perfectly well if you're running on Windows
> too", however I'm having trouble making that leap. The references in
> Benjamin Weiss' article to "localhost" and "log into your machine with
> Putty" and "/etc/sysconfig/vncservers set up with a static port :4" seem
> geared specifically to a Linux environment and I can't figure out what the
> translation to a standalone Windows ME machine would be for those parts.
> I'm trying to get this working with RealVNC.
> A reply here on the list and/or an expansion on the FAQ would be most
> Wayne Ivory
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