I'm a super newbie and been messing around with Fedora core 1. I was looking to setup a secure vnc session. I can SSH to fedora with the firewall on or off and can connect through vnc with out SSH when the firewall is off.
I followed some instructions I found on LinuxQuestions.org on setting up VNC over SSH. I turned my Firewall back on and allowed SSH. Everything looks correct. I installed PUTTY setup tunnels on ports 5900 - localhost:5901.
Then I connect to the server using SSH enter username and password everything up to this point works fine.
Next I open VNC or Tight VNC and try to log in on localhost:1. I click ok. Then connection box disappears and I'm in limbo no password screen comes up nor do i receive an error message.
If I try connecting on localhost:2 i recive an error saying Failed to connect to server.
I have all my computers setup on a LAN with a small workgroup switch.