Win XP Failed to connect to server
whooper "at" freeshell.org
Wed Mar 3 21:33:01 2004
James Herbert said:
> CLAIS2 wrote:
>> I am getting "Failed to connect to server" error when I try to connect
>> to a remote machine. I listing the things I have done. Please let me
>> know where I went wrong.
>> Started VNC Server (WinVNC Version 3.3.7) on remote machine
>> 126.96.36.199 (ping works)
>> Opened VNC Viewer on my machine and typed 188.8.131.52:0 I have also
>> tried :2 after changing the display number on the server.
> You certainly want :5900 not :0 :)
I don't see why. :0 is a valid display number.
> Also please make sure you've enabled port forwarding on your router
I don't see the OP ask anything about a router.
Anyway, to the OP, WinXP does have a built in firewall that might be
causing issues. There is some useful troubleshooting info at:
Personally my first step would be to see if I can telnet into the remote
telnet 184.108.40.206 5900 (or 5902 if you still have it at display 2).