Open one SSH/VNC connection, but not another

William Hooper whooper "at"
Mon Jan 26 23:40:01 2004

Jaanus Kuusaar said:
>    Hi,
>    I have set up a VNC server on my SUSE 9 host, and try to connect to it
>    with Putty/TightVNC.
>    The  connection  is  established  ok.  Ports  5900  and  5901 are also
>    forwarded (I can see in the event log of Putty).

Please describe what your PuTTY settings are.

>    Then I start the VNCserver on Linux machine with
>    vncserver -depth 16-geometry 1024x768
>    After that the server announces something like that:
>    New 'X' desktop is
>    linux:1
>    However,  when I try to connect from my Win98 machine with TightVNC to
>    localhost:1, in the Putty's event log I can see the
>    Forwarded connection refused by server remark.

Sounds like it might be an SSH issue.

>    At  the  same  time,  when connecting to localhost:0, everything works
>    fine, however the vncserver is that of another user.
>    I  tried  telnet localhost:1 and it returned a line starting with RFB,
>    so the VNCserver seems to be working ok.

On the SSH client machine, or the linux machine?

William Hooper