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  • VNC and router question

    I have found this guide by the use of google:

    http://samsite999.blogspot.com/2006/...te-access.html

    And i was just unclear on one thing, i can set up all the port forwarding on my end ok, but if i try to connect on my friends PC (across the internet) and he is behind a router too, will i have to configure his accordingly? or will the router realise that a PC on the inside is requesting this and let the connection through?
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  • #2
    Re: VNC and router question

    So as I understand it, you want your friend to remtely control your own computer using VNC with port forwarding on your router to allow him/her in ?

    In which case, your friend needs no changes to his configuration. Port forwarding on your own router is sufficient.

    If I understand you the wrong way around, just configure port forwarding on HIS router not yours and swap all my comments around.

    Security: Please make sure you have very strong password for VNC and that you (A) change the password often and that (B) you do not leave VNC server running on your PC all the time - run it only when you want to allow your friend to get in.
    Best wishes,
    PaulH.
    MCP:Server 2003; MCITP:Server 2008; MCTS: SBS2008

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    • #3
      Re: VNC and router question

      Why not use Remote Desktop?
      1 1 was a racehorse.
      2 2 was 1 2.
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      • #4
        Re: VNC and router question

        BTW, RDP is slower than RADMIN, in my personal opinion.
        Cheers,

        Daniel Petri
        Microsoft Most Valuable Professional - Active Directory Directory Services
        MCSA/E, MCTS, MCITP, MCT

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        • #5
          Re: VNC and router question

          you need ports 5900 and 5800.
          "...if I turn out to be particularly clear, you've probably misunderstood what I've said” - Alan Greenspan

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          • #6
            Re: VNC and router question

            Originally posted by biggles77 View Post
            Why not use Remote Desktop?
            i'd like to connect to the current session open though, can this be done with RDP?
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            • #7
              Re: VNC and router question

              Originally posted by Luke Murgatroyd View Post
              i'd like to connect to the current session open though, can this be done with RDP?
              no, only vnc can do that
              "...if I turn out to be particularly clear, you've probably misunderstood what I've said” - Alan Greenspan

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              • #8
                Re: VNC and router question

                And RAdmin, at least version 2.1 could, so I imagine the long awaited version 3.0 will also but I can't say for sure.
                1 1 was a racehorse.
                2 2 was 1 2.
                1 1 1 1 race 1 day,
                2 2 1 1 2

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                • #9
                  Re: VNC and router question

                  Yes, Ive used RAdmin a lot - it's faster than VNC and you don't get anything like the mouse lag.
                  Best wishes,
                  PaulH.
                  MCP:Server 2003; MCITP:Server 2008; MCTS: SBS2008

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                  • #10
                    Re: VNC and router question

                    I have used Ultra VNC, Real VNC and Tight VNC. So far I think Real and Ultra are the best. I also use Ultra VNC single click edition it works great.

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                    • #11
                      Re: VNC and router question

                      If you're using RealVNC Free over the internet, STOP NOW.

                      It has huge security holes and NO ENCRYPTION of ANYTHING - including passwords. If you're using VNC over the internet, buy the Enterprise version before you configure any port forwarding. VNC Free is one of the first things script kiddies look for when they want to mess about with machines because it is so security-free. They will be on your machine in a SECOND.


                      Tom
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                      Anything you say will be misquoted and used against you

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                      • #12
                        Re: VNC and router question

                        Originally posted by Stonelaughter View Post
                        If you're using RealVNC Free over the internet, STOP NOW.

                        It has huge security holes and NO ENCRYPTION of ANYTHING - including passwords. If you're using VNC over the internet, buy the Enterprise version before you configure any port forwarding. VNC Free is one of the first things script kiddies look for when they want to mess about with machines because it is so security-free. They will be on your machine in a SECOND.
                        Agreed. Be stupid at your own risk.
                        though ultraVNC has encryption and integrated authentication plug-ins.
                        Personally I use a VPN.
                        "...if I turn out to be particularly clear, you've probably misunderstood what I've said” - Alan Greenspan

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                        • #13
                          Re: VNC and router question

                          Alright, thanks (also this is for personal use, not work) i'll give Ultra a try then
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                          • #14
                            Re: VNC and router question

                            Originally posted by Stonelaughter View Post
                            If you're using RealVNC Free over the internet, STOP NOW.

                            It has huge security holes and NO ENCRYPTION of ANYTHING - including passwords. If you're using VNC over the internet, buy the Enterprise version before you configure any port forwarding. VNC Free is one of the first things script kiddies look for when they want to mess about with machines because it is so security-free. They will be on your machine in a SECOND.
                            No using it via VPN.

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                            • #15
                              Re: VNC and router question

                              Sorry that wasn't actually aimed at you mate I can see why you thought it was though. That was aimed at Luke...


                              Tom
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                              Anything you say will be misquoted and used against you

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