[NZLUG] VNC server/viewer setup help required

Cliff Pratt enkidu at cliffp.com
Fri Jul 22 10:33:26 NZST 2016


On 21/07/16 21:28, Patrick Connolly wrote:

> Somewhere about Wed, 20-Jul-2016 at 02:26PM +1200 (give or take), Cliff Pratt wrote:
>
> |> On 19/07/16 20:44, Patrick Connolly wrote:
> |>
> |> >Somewhere about Tue, 19-Jul-2016 at 01:19PM +1200 (give or take),
> |> >Cliff Pratt wrote:
> |> >
> |> >|> On 17/07/16 18:44, Patrick Connolly wrote:
> |> >|> >Somewhere about Fri, 15-Jul-2016 at 11:21AM +1200 (give or take),
> |> >
> |> >...
> |> >
> |> >|> >There's no telnet on the Windows machine so can't test that theory.
> |> >|> Putty will do telnet.
> |> >
> |> >Putty itself connects fine.  So that answers the question telnet would
> |> >have answered.
> |> Putty connects successfully on port 5901?
>
> No.  It would use 22, the SSH standard.  5901 isn't opened until the
> VNC server starts.
>
That's the point. Use Putty, using the standard port 22 to connect and 
start the VNC server. Then use Putty (a second one) as a telnet client 
to see if the VNC server is listening on port 5901. I've used Putty for 
things like this in the past, but can't remember the details. I don't 
have Putty installed anywhere so I can't test. As I recall it was pretty 
simple.

Cheers,

Cliff


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