View Full Version : [xubuntu] VNC and Firestarter

January 30th, 2009, 03:06 AM
I'm sorry if this has been covered in a post before. I searched and didn't find anything that matched my issues.

To make a long story short, I recently rebuilt my box - installing firestarter. I followed the instructions on how to VNC into my server (http://grumpymole.blogspot.com/2006/12/xubuntu-remote-desktop-with-vnc4server.html and http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=771174&postcount=61) to the 't'.

In firestarter I have the default VNC ports open to my local IP (5900-5901) and have a policy to allow all connections from 192.168.1.XXX (which is my internal IP). The VNC ports are also forwarded to my server's IP address through my wireless router.

But for when I try to connect to 5900 or 5901 I am blocked. When I try to VNC from my XP laptop using TightVNCViewer, I get the errors: 5900 - Invalid protocal, 5901 - Failed to connect to server.

When I try to VNC from the localhost, I get these errors: 5900 - reading version failed: not an RFB server? 5901- unable to connect to host (connection refused 111).

From what I can understand firestarter and my router are configured properly.

I know it must be a firewall issue because when I had no firewall running in the past it worked fine, until I got hacked and had to reformat (hence the firewall). Any help is appreciated

March 23rd, 2009, 06:23 PM
I have the same problem, did you found the workaround ?