[NZLUG] VNC server/viewer setup help required

Patrick Connolly tuxkid at slingshot.co.nz
Mon Jul 18 20:09:10 NZST 2016


yes.  That's one of the many variations I've tried.


Somewhere about Sun, 17-Jul-2016 at 07:16PM +1200 (give or take), Reed
Wade wrote:

|> Are you sure the localhost option is not set in your server config file?
|> 
|> -reed
|> 
|> 
|> On 17 July 2016 at 18:44, Patrick Connolly <tuxkid at slingshot.co.nz> wrote:
|> 
|> > Somewhere about Fri, 15-Jul-2016 at 11:21AM +1200 (give or take),
|> > Cliff Pratt wrote:
|> >
|> > |> On 14/07/16 20:20, Patrick Connolly wrote:
|> >
|> > ...
|> >
|> > |> ># netstat -tlnep | grep -E '5901|6001'
|> > |> >tcp        0      0 127.0.0.1:5901          0.0.0.0:*
|> >  LISTEN      1000       3579449     31417/Xvnc
|> > |> >tcp        0      0 0.0.0.0:6001            0.0.0.0:*
|> >  LISTEN      1000       3579444     31417/Xvnc
|> > |> >tcp6       0      0 ::1:5901                :::*
|> > LISTEN      1000       3579450     31417/Xvnc
|> > |> >tcp6       0      0 :::6001                 :::*
|> > LISTEN      1000       3579443     31417/Xvnc
|> > |> >
|> > |> >I've disregarded the tcp6 lines assuming they don't tell anything new.
|> > |> >Is that a bad idea?
|> > |> >
|> > |> >
|> > |> >#
|> > ....
|> >
|> > |> >
|> > |> Well, that first line of the netstat *seems* to say that 5901 is
|> > |> open on localhost only, so any connections will need connect to
|> > |> localhost, which of course they can't from another machine.
|> >
|> > Are there any suggestions as to how to make the :5091 line more like
|> > the :6001 line.
|> >
|> > |>
|> > |> Try 'telnet <ip addr of the remote machine> 5901 from the other
|> > |> machine and see if it connects. My guess is that it won't.
|> >
|> > There's no telnet on the Windows machine so can't test that theory.
|> >
|> > |>
|> > |> The setup looks to me like it is expecting the connection to the
|> > |> remote machine to be via an SSH tunnel. Is this the case?
|> >
|> > The ultimate aim is to use putty to make the connexion.  Once that's
|> > established, the idea is to start the vnc server, then use Tigervnc
|> > viewer to use the Linux machine as if being there.  A bash prompt in a
|> > putty window is not sufficient.
|> >
|> > Were only one person using the Linux machine, it would be very simple
|> > to use display :0 using x11vnc, but that's no use in this case.
|> >
|> > |>
|> > |> In your ~/.vnc/config you said you had a line with "localhost". You
|> > |> could maybe try removing that? I don't have such a file on my
|> > |> system.
|> >
|> > Yes, I did try that and many other omissions and variations.  I've no
|> > idea if these lines in syslog have any bearing.  Looking around, I see
|> > it turns up all sorts of places but I don't see anything to indicate
|> > it is an issue here.
|> >
|> > console-kit-daemon[31640]: WARNING: Failed to acquire
|> > org.freedesktop.ConsoleKit
|> > console-kit-daemon[31640]: WARNING: Could not acquire name; bailing out
|> >
|> > My Windows helper says he needs to look at the workings of the viewer.
|> > He thinks there might be something there that defies the 'ESTABLISHED'
|> > message.  I'll try connecting this Mint box to a CentOS laptop and see
|> > if that sheds any light.
|> >
|> > Thanks for your suggestions.
|> >
|> > --
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