First, you need to install VNC. You can download a copy for free from the VNC website or get a copy of version 3.3.7 for the PC here.
Typical PC VNC servers listen on port 5900.
VNC X-servers listen on port 5901 for server :1, 5902 for :2, etc.
VNC www/java servers listen on port 5800, 5801, ...
VNC needs to be configured to allow loopback connections
to work with the reverse-secure tunnel.
(It looks to vnc like the connection is coming from the same machine, even though its not, its been tunneled there from a remote machine)
As of VNC 3.3.4, the default behaviour is disallow loopback connections, and there is no way to enable them from the GUI. There is a backdoor to enable loopback through the registry.
|On the registry editor, under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ORL\WinVNC3 add a REG_DWORD with Name="AllowLoopback" and Value="1" (decimal, or 0x00000001 in hex)|
If you want to allow a VNC connection to your home machine, relayed through BOIM.COM, do the following:
ssh -R 5900:localhost:5900 email@example.com(Ask aaron for the guest account password, or use your boim.com account)
If you are not using a command line version of ssh (like a newer version of putty) open a connection to boim.com and set the appropriate port forwarding options. On putty I think its something like "-R 5900:localhost:5900".
Last modified: Fri Jan 25 07:51:56 MST 2002