VNC server not listening on port 5800, 5801, etc. - Cannot connect via http

James Weatherall jnw at realvnc.com
Tue Aug 11 10:59:51 BST 2009


Hi Mike,

Depending upon which version of VNC Server you're using, you may need to tell it where to find the VNC Viewer for Java files, otherwise it won't listen for HTTP connections, since it has nothing it can do with them.

Regards,

--
Wez @ RealVNC Ltd



> -----Original Message-----
> From: vnc-list-bounces at realvnc.com [mailto:vnc-list-
> bounces at realvnc.com] On Behalf Of Mike Miller
> Sent: 06 August 2009 20:04
> To: vnc-list at realvnc.com
> Subject: VNC server not listening on port 5800, 5801, etc. - Cannot
> connect via http
> 
> I am new to both Linux and VNC, but so far have been able to set up VNC
> properly on Fedora 11. I am able to connect locally using the
> client/server
> setup. However, I want to be able to connect via http. I understand
> that the
> vncserver listens on port 5903 (my display is 3), and should listen on
> the
> 5800 + N range for the java viewer using http.
> 
> 
> 
> Well, I cannot connect using http. I have checked and triple checked
> all my
> firewall (router and on the linux box) setting and am forwarding 5903
> and
> 5803 (tcp). I checked in my vncservers config file and DO NOT have the
> -nohttpd variable listed, so it should be listening on port 5800 +N
> right?
> So I ran a netstat -tulp | grep vnc and this is what I got:
> 
> 
> 
> tcp        0      0 *:5903                      *:*
> LISTEN      1791/Xvnc
> 
> tcp        0      0 *:6003                      *:*
> LISTEN      1791/Xvnc
> 
> tcp        0      0 *:vnc-server                *:*
> LISTEN      2163/vino-server
> 
> tcp        0      0 *:6003                      *:*
> LISTEN      1791/Xvnc
> 
> 
> 
> So apparently, it is not even listening on those ports for the http
> view,
> hence my problem. Am I missing something simple here? Is there some way
> (or
> variable) that gets the vncserver to listen on those ports?
> 
> 
> 
> Thanks!
> 
> 
> 
> Mike
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
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