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Old 08-10-2006, 08:00 AM   #1
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Xvnc with HTTP support

Hello ppl.
I am having trouble setting up Xvnc with the 5801 HTTP port.
I can tunnel in through 5901 without a problem but when I use my web browser, it just won't work.

Does anyone know how to do this with Xvnc? I have tried tightvnc but I am having problems with it by having ordinary 5901 connections. Know what I mean?
I am doing this on my server @ home with Ubuntu (wanted to try something different than SuSE ).

Thanks for any future replies.

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Old 08-10-2006, 08:16 AM   #2
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Why not use this, if you want to view your remote desktop in a browser:

I've never tried to make vnc work on a browser.
Old 08-11-2006, 12:24 PM   #3
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I managed to find out how to do it.
I went to this website:

Then I saw that vnc_inetd_httpd was not a binary executable but a script file (It is found in /usr/X11R6/bin/ in SuSE). I then thoaght of copying the file with the vnc Java classes straight over to my Ubuntu server and BOOM! It worked!
This file is responsible for managing the HTTP port mapping and the Web-based VNC-tunneling for SuSE. Just check your /etc/xinet.d/vnc file in SuSE to see what I mean.
So by using Xvnc and vnc_inetd_httpd, you can still do the same in Ubuntu as in SuSE with ordinary VNC tunneling and HTTP-based tunneling.

I might leave more info on my blog later regarding this, if anyone is interrested.

Thanks for your reply anyway, nx5000.

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