Using VNC on Linux
paulo "at" linfreak.zapto.org
Sun Nov 27 02:00:01 2005
Em Sabado 26 Novembro 2005 20:10, o Marc Chamberlin wrote:
> Hi - Newcomer here and apologizes in advance if this has been asked
> before... Tried a search of the archives but perhaps I wasnt using good
> I want to be able to help my Dad remotely using VNC but we have a
> difficulty that I am not sure how to solve... His computer is located on
> a cable modem and uses a DHCP server to assign him a dynamic IP address.
> I have a static IP address. We use to solve this problem under Windows
> by my setting up a listening VNC viewer and then he could connect to it
> using my static IP address, reversing the normal connection process.
I would be much easier if u install a free dinamic dns client on your dad
machine then you could call it by the name instead of ip address,and since
your dad pc is on a dinamic ip address the client running on his pc notify
the master dns servers for the ip change and in a matter of minutes is wide
spreaded in the web,this way you could just run the viewer in your
Just check one of the best in free dinamic dns client.
Register and add a host to your account then in your dad computer you install
a client(check it in downloads section) configure the client with the email
used to register to no-ip services and your password and thats it....check
config to run as a service to run at boot time....
> I am trying to figure out how to do this under Linux now. Can someone
> provide me with a cookbook approach, simple instructions? Searching the
> archives and documentation I believe I do a vncviewer -listen :1 on my
> system ( or something similar) and my Dad would do a vncconnect
> myIPaddress:1 ???? Is that correct? If so, the rpm package for the free
> version of RealVNC did not supply an executable for vncconnect... It
> vncconnect part of the Enterprise version of RealVNC? (I didnt see a
> personal version of RealVNC for Linux, is there one?) I am more that
> willing to purchase the Enterprise version if I must in order to get
> this to work....
> Thanks in advance.... Marc...
Seems a bit tricky this way...