unable to connect to host: connection refused (11061)
jnw "at" realvnc.com
Wed Jan 18 14:40:00 2006
Your port-forwarding line tells SSH to accept connections locally on port
5901 and to forward them to port 5900 on the SSH server computer, which is
presumably also running your VNC server.
To connect to the tunnel you've created, you need to enter "localhost:1" or
"localhost::5901" in order to tell VNC Viewer to use port 5901 to connect to
the correct port.
Note that you don't need to install or configure VNC Server on the viewer
Wez @ RealVNC Ltd.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: vnc-list-admin "at" realvnc.com
> [mailto:vnc-list-admin "at" realvnc.com] On Behalf Of Sonali Tamhankar
> Sent: 18 January 2006 11:25
> To: vnc-list "at" realvnc.com
> Subject: unable to connect to host: connection refused (11061)
> I am having trouble using vnc from my home computer. I just installed
> viewer and server but did not click "start the server" box. I set up
> password. Then I logged onto my work machine with the command "ssh -L
> 5901:localhost:5900 me "at" work.machine". I did type "vncserver :1" on my
> work machine, and ps tells me Xvnc is running on that
> machine. Now if I
> try to run vnc viewer from my home computer, and type "localhost" for
> server name, I get the above message. Can someone please tell me why
> this might be happening?
> Thanks so much,
> - Sonali.
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