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Subject: Re: VNC
From: Karl Cunningham karlc@..........
Date: Sat, 5 Jan 2002 22:34:57 -0800

Hi Randy --

I've been using VNC between home and work (both directions) for a couple of 

As Tom said, you have to be running TCP/IP on both machines.  One way to 
check is to ping from each one to the other.

Once you can ping, be sure you have set a password in the VNC server setup.  
The server won't start if you haven't set a password.  Then start the VNC 
viewer on one of the computers and enter the IP address of the server, with  
":0" (without the quotes) after the IP address.

If it connects with the server, the VNC viewer should ask for the password.  
If it doesn't, it will say so eventually.

I'm interested to know what happens in your case.

If that doesn't work, you can use telnet to see if you can connect to the VNC 
server.  Most Windows computers come with telnet built in.  Just hit start, 
then run, then type "telnet" (without the quotes) and hit enter.  Select 
connect and enter the IP address of the VNC server and select port 5900.  If 
it sees the server, it will respond with "Escape character is ^]".  If you 
don't see this, it probably means the VNC server program isn't running.

Let us know what happens.

Karl Cunningham

On Saturday 05 January 2002 09:10 pm, you wrote:
> Hello All,
> The topic of VNC looked interesting and useful so I tried to install and
> run on my 2 systems.  One is Win95 and one Win98 connected by 10/100 peer
> to peer network.  Results are so far "failed to connect".  I'd appreciate
> any help from experienced users.  Please reply direct to
> randallpratts@..........

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