VNC server log files?

Robin Hill robin "at" robinhill.me.uk
Thu Feb 22 20:08:00 2007


On Thu Feb 22, 2007 at 11:35:13AM -0800, Sumanth wrote:

> Hi,
> I have a VNC server running on my laptop(windows xp). Is there a log file
> for vnc server that logs all the attempted connections by vnc clients? I am
> seeing since last week that someone(vnc client) is trying to connect my vnc
> server. I have now disabled auto-logins, but I would like to know the ip
> address of the machine that is trying to connect me. I did see a window pop
in
> requesting me to grant or deny connection for about 5 seconds. I could not
> note down complete ip address.
>
> All this is because.. someone(vnc client) did
> connect to my server without my authorization. I do have a password
> authentication to log in but somehow this offered no protection. I only
> noticed that when I saw VNC taskbar different(darker background). A log
file
> with all connections granted, denied and attempted will be very helpful.
> Thanks,
> Sumanth
>
VNC logs all connection attempts, etc to the standard Windows
Application log (Start -> Run -> eventvwr.msc).  If you've had
unauthorised connections then you're best making sure you're running the
latest version of RealVNC (4.1.2) as there were security issues with
older 4.1 releases.

Cheers,
        Robin
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