Firefox + VNC links

James Weatherall jnw at
Mon May 18 11:09:49 BST 2009


It sounds like Firefox is passing the entire URI to vncviewer.exe, so that it will then try to connect to a host called "vnc://<whatever>", rather than just to "<whatever>".


Wez @ RealVNC Ltd

> -----Original Message-----
> Sent: 14 May 2009 19:03
> Subject: Firefox + VNC links
> Hi RealVNC list,
> Hopefully you can help me understand what is happening with my VNC
> issue:
> I have a website with a link to a VNC protocol ( "vnc://<arguments,
> computer name, ip, etc>") that I want to use with RealVNC.
> I can tell Firefox to associate the protocol with vncviewer.exe, and
> open up RealVNC when the link is clicked, however, no matter what
> arguments I
> pass after 'vnc://', RealVNC runs through 'Attempting to connect to
> host...' and then tells me that it is 'unable to resolve hose by name:
> no such
> host is known. (11001)'
> My question is what arguments (computer name, IP, etc) should I have
> and how should the syntax be so that I can get RealVNC to connect to
> the remote
> computer's VNC server.  Or how can I see what is being passed (or not
> being passed) to RealVNC from Firefox?  For example, how can I tell
> whether
> Firefox is even sending the correct hostname to RealVNC?
> RealVNC is working great for me every other way possible - config
> files, command line, and quick launch icons - but I want to make links
> from a
> webpage using the vnc:// tag work for me and I cannot.
> Any suggestions?  Is this even possible?
> Thanks for your help!
> Andy White
> New Lenox School District 122
> District Technician
> 815.462.7035 (desk)
> 815.791.6811 (cell)
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