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Re: Win2003 login remotely to FC4 via VNC



On Mon, 2006-05-08 at 19:00 +0200, zillah wrote:
> I know that there are heaps threads about this topics , but this what I did without any success with FC4
> 
> I am logging as root (I know the security implication)
> First:
> [root localhost ~]# rpm -q --info vnc-server
> 
> > Name        : vnc-server                   Relocations: (not relocatable)
> > Version     : 4.1.1                             Vendor: Red Hat, Inc.
> > Release     : 10                            Build Date: Wed 27 Apr 2005 10:44:11 AM GST
> > Install Date: Wed 15 Feb 2006 11:53:50 PM GST      Build Host: decompose.build.redhat.com
> > Group       : User Interface/X              Source RPM: vnc-4.1.1-10.src.rpm
> > Size        : 3054396                          License: GPL
> > Signature   : DSA/SHA1, Fri 20 May 2005 10:28:29 PM GST, Key ID b44269d04f2a6fd2Packager    : Red Hat, Inc. <http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla>
> > URL         : http://www.realvnc.com
> > Summary     : A VNC server.
> > Description :
> > The VNC system allows you to access the same desktop from a wide
> > variety of platforms. This package is a VNC server, allowing others to
> > access the desktop on your machine.
> > 
> 
> 
> Second:
> The gedit /etc/sysconfig/vncserver
> 
> > 
> > # The VNCSERVERS variable is a list of display:user pairs.
> > # Uncomment the lines below to start a VNC server on display :2
> > # as my 'myusername' (adjust this to your own). You will also
> > # need to set a VNC password; run 'man vncpasswd' to see how
> > # to do that.
> > # DO NOT RUN THIS SERVICE if your local area network is
> > # untrusted! For a secure way of using VNC, see
> > # <URL:http://www.uk.research.att.com/vnc/sshvnc.html>.
> > #zillah uncomment VNCSERVERS="2:myusername"
> > 
> > VNCSERVERS="2:root"
> > #zillah uncomment VNCSERVERARGS[2]="-geometry 800x600"
> > VNCSERVERARGS[2]="-geometry 800x600"
> > 
> 
> 
> 
> Third:
> [root localhost ~]# vncpasswd root
> Password:
> Verify:
> 
> Fourth:
> [root localhost ~]# vncserver
> New 'localhost.localdomain:2 (root)' desktop is localhost.localdomain:2
> Starting applications specified in /root/.vnc/xstartup
> Log file is /root/.vnc/localhost.localdomain:2.log
> 
> Is the command "vncserver" same as "service vncserver start" ?
> 
> [root localhost ~]# service vncserver start
> Starting VNC server: 2:root A VNC server is already running as :2
> 
> 
> 
> http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/linux-networking/56400-windows-fc4-vnc.html
> 
> > Then from windows, you just need to connect using the viewer, and type
> > [hostname]:[screennum] in the connect box, and type in the correct
> 
> I could not find the option that [B]he[/B](in the quote above) was pointing , could you please look at this and let me what I missed?
> http://img273.imageshack.us/img273/8994/vncviewer5vn.jpg
> 
> The error message that I received when I typed in the ip address for the address is below:
> 
> 
> > 
> > VNC Viewer: 198.222.168.189:Error
> > unable to connect to host: The requested address is not valid in its context.(10049)
> 
> 
> 
> http://www.redhat.com/archives/rhl-list/2005-July/msg05595.html
> 
> 
> > 
> > I am using FC4. The fix for me was that the default iptables (i think
> > thats the firewall settings) were preventing incoming VNC connections.
> > To overcome this in gnome i went to [B]Desktop>System Settings>Server Settings>Services[/B] There I stopped iptables - and immediately I was able to connect!
> > 
> 
> 
> I did stop iptables as qoute above suggested.
> 
> I checked this as well
> http://fcp.homelinux.org/modules/smartfaq/faq.php?faqid=524
> 

Why not use rdesktop (tlsclient/krdc) instead? Much faster then VNC and
supported out of the box by Win2K3 and Fedora.

Gilboa


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