vncts, opened firewall but connections keep getting reset

John Summerfield debian at
Wed Nov 28 07:12:03 UTC 2007

Frank Cox wrote:
> On Tue, 27 Nov 2007 22:04:00 -0500
> Ferindo Middleton <ferindo.middleton at> wrote:
>> I'm trying to open my FC8 server to allow VNC connections. I've opened ports
>> 5900 - 5906 on firewall 
> This isn't a direct answer to your question, but you would be better off to
> tunnel your vnc connection over ssh.  It's no more difficult to set up than
> "regular" vnc and it's a lot more secure.

Whether that's true depends on the topography of the network. It's 
certainly not true here, and encrypting traffic needlessly simply slows 
things down.



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