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Re: [Openvpn-users] Do I need to open vnc ports on the vpn server?

  • Subject: Re: [Openvpn-users] Do I need to open vnc ports on the vpn server?
  • From: Erich Titl <erich.titl@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2007 22:16:49 +0200


Wallace Yang schrieb:
> Thanks Sameh, for your attention. VNC is a
> client/server program that allows a computer to be
> controlled remotely by another computer by mouse and
> keyboard. Normally, VNC works without any
> complications on the local LAN. However, if I want to
> control the computer being blocked by a firewall over
> the internet (controlling an office computer from
> home, for example), one way is to connect both home
> and office first as clients to a virtual private
> network, and then  control the office computer from
> home using VNC. In my initial tests, though, it seems
> I can't do this if the vnc port is blocked despite the
> firewall rules: iptables -A INPUT -i tun+ j ACCEPT and
> iptables -A FORWARD -i tun+ j ACCEPT. 

One way I often do this is to tunnel VNC traffic through a well known
ssh server accessible by both parties. It should be possible to do this
just as well through a VPN tunnel. Do you see blocked traffic on your

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