Using VNC on Linux

Jerry Westrick jerry "at"
Mon Nov 28 15:52:00 2005

On Saturday 26 November 2005 21:10, 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
> keywords....
> 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 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...

vncviewer --listen  
is the way to start a viewer in listening mode...
see man page for more information ...
(in unix shell enter man vncviewer, or in konqueror enter URI man:/vncviewer)