Accept Connections From

John Aldrich JAldrich "at"
Tue Nov 1 17:29:01 2005

Figured it out... it was my SSH tunnel to my linux box at home blocking port

-----Original Message-----
From: James Weatherall [mailto:jnw "at"]
Sent: Tuesday, November 01, 2005 11:58 AM
To: 'John Aldrich'; 'RealVNC List (E-mail)'
Subject: RE: Accept Connections From


"Connection refused" means that nothing is listening on the port that you
tried to connect to, on the IP address that you specified.

This error is not related to the VNC Server's Access Control settings.

It might mean that you're using the wrong port number, the wrong IP address,
or that the server computer has a connection-refusing firewall active.


Wez @ RealVNC Ltd.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: vnc-list-admin "at" 
> [mailto:vnc-list-admin "at"] On Behalf Of John Aldrich
> Sent: 01 November 2005 16:12
> To: RealVNC List (E-mail)
> Subject: Accept Connections From
> I've got a problem, that I think is related to the "accept 
> connections from"
> info... I'm getting the "Connection Refused 10061" error here 
> trying to
> access my XP Pro box. In my VNC Server options it just said 
> "+" in there, so
> I changed it to  I do NOT get a "login" box, just the
> prompt to put in the name/ip of the machine I want to connect 
> to and it
> tries to connect. Before I get the login prompt, I get the connection
> refused error.
> As I said, I *think* it may be related to that, but I don't 
> know for sure.
> I'm trying to connect across the LAN, just across the room in 
> my office to
> be exact. I have made sure that the firewall is *DISABLED* 
> and even done my
> usual suggestion of allowing winvnc4.exe to pass the firewall 
> and allowed
> port 5900 through the firewall, again even though it's disabled.
> I'd like to be able to connect to my machine from home 
> (through the VPN here
> at work) if I need to.
> 	Thanks
> 	John
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