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Accessing My VNC Server Outside Home


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#1 wishmakingfairy

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Posted 09 December 2014 - 12:32 AM

I have raspberry pi running a tightvnc server. I can locally connect to it at 192.168.1.3:1

 

You must append at :1 at the end to signify the first instance thats running i assume? I know its not a port like in most applications. Because if you accidentally start another instance of the vnc server, you use a :2 to access the second instance.

 

So, you can type that in, tightvnc asks for a password and you're in.

 

Outside of the network I type in my dynamic dns address, but have no idea how to append that :1 without it thinking its a port. I've tried my dynamic address and :1 , I've tried with port 5800, I've even used my actual external ip.

 

All ports are forwarded, I know the dynamic dns address is active due to a mumble server I always have running and I can ssh into the machine with putty.


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#2 Wand3r3r

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Posted 09 December 2014 - 11:18 AM

Any thing after the colon is seen as port number.  No getting around that.  You should have ports 5800 and 5900 forwarded to the server which has a static lan ip address.

 

Concerning multiple accesses to the same vnc server I can't comment on.  My experience is you can only have one session. VNC is not like Remote Desktop where each logon is its own independent session. VNC is a single point of remote control.



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Posted 09 December 2014 - 03:21 PM

Despite the ports being forwarded, it will say that the computer actively refused the connection. Maybe its just a linux thing, I know for a fact you cannot just type in the machines ip while in the local network without the :1 . I'll see if I can shoot the tightvnc people an email. Everything is default, nothing ever touched or configured. I just followed this tutorial  and to start the vnc server, you open a terminal and type tightvncserver. Nothing more


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Posted 09 December 2014 - 03:23 PM

And..... you need a tech subscription to get help from them....that stinks.


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Posted 09 December 2014 - 03:55 PM

dynamic dns name:5901 should work. you might need to forward it. test it by turning off the wireless on your phone and go through the cell network.


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Posted 12 December 2014 - 02:14 PM

Unfortunately 5901 didn't work either :\ 

 

Its not really a big issue, I can access it through putty enough to make everything work. I just prefer a gui.


Edited by wishmakingfairy, 12 December 2014 - 02:16 PM.

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