VNC thru Linksys VPN
t_tuxis "at" hotmail.com
Sun Sep 25 20:38:01 2005
PROBLEM: connecting to Linux server from Laptop (when outside LAN)
using VNC through VPN Router.
When directly on the LAN, VNC connects from Laptop1 to Linux1 thru VNC
When outside the LAN, I can connect to WinXP1 using PCanywhere
(through the VPN) without any problem.
When outside the LAN and trying to connect from Laptop1 to Linux1
using VNC through VPN, the connection fails.
I have read the VNC FAQs, troubleshooting steps and previous mailing
list questions similar to this issue to no avail. The only obvious
(to me) troubleshooting step I have not tried is connecting to Linux1
directly over the internet using VNC. I believe the problem is in
router port forwarding but am a bit concerned with opening ports.
Wouldn't opening extra ports defeat the purpose of having VPN?