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    TightVNC + IPTables + Local Network


    I recently set up a Debian Etch machine in my local network, and today I wanted to set up a VNC connection so I can log into its X from my Windows gaming box, as the Linux box runs w/o monitor.

    I installed tightvncserver and started it with some parameters (geometry/depth so far only), and it loaded it to :1.

    For my Windows box I installed the TightVNC software and started the viewer, however everytime I attempt to connect, it fails.

    Using google to find a solution it seems it could be that IPTables is interfering with the ports (or rather actually doing its job by blocking them).

    A small guide somewhere to disable IPTables (as it's only in my local network anyway, and not even set up as router etc...) however didn't give the results I hoped to get, and I still cannot connect to the linux box via tightvnc.

    are there any further possibilities on how to solve this problem?


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    Linux Engineer RobinVossen's Avatar
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    Aug 2007
    The Netherlands
    service iptables stop
    to stop it
    If you can connect then it was the Firewall blocking.
    Else there is still something else.
    Not Firewalling isnt that smart.. But ok.. Goodluck with it ^^
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