Re: VNC problems

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On Fri, 2007-09-21 at 15:14 -0400, John Aldrich wrote:
> I have asked on the VNC list and gotten deafening silence. I'm trying  
> to use PuTTY on the Windows side of things to create an SSH tunnel for  
> VNC. I've gotten PuTTY (and another SSH client) to connect to the  
> linux box, but I can't seem to get VNC to connect.
> One of the SSH clients I'm using has given me a cryptic error message:
> "Server rejected our attempt to open a client-side client-2-server  
> description: open failed."
> This would seem to indicate that SSH is blocking the VNC service that  
> I am attempting to connect to. I know that VNC is running because I  
> can telnet to localhost port 5901 on the linux box and I get the VNC  
> prompt, but when I try from the windows side, I don't get anything,  
> which would appear to indicate that the tunnel isn't working  
> correctly, but I followed the instructions I've used previously which  
> worked fine.
> I don't know if it's something I've added since I last used PuTTY to  
> tunnel my VNC session or what.
> Any ideas???
Is there a reason you have to use putty?. I just use ssh with the vncserver
as part of teh vnc package.

Joseph Loo
[email protected]

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