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Old 05-15-2004, 06:49 PM   #1
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VNC server rejects connections


I tried to run VNC server on my Mandrake 10 box. However if I try to connect to the server I get the message: vncviewer: VNC server closed connection

The log file of the server shows just the following entry:
Rejected connection from client IP address

I get the same result if I try it on the box that is running the server or from another box in the network.

Trying through http leads to the same result.

Anybody an idea what's wrong?
Old 06-10-2004, 12:59 PM   #2
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..same problem.. with the comunity, all ok, with the "official" if I use the kde control center vnc I receive the same error..
Old 06-11-2004, 08:42 PM   #3
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There's an undocumented detail that you must keep in mind: MANY Mandrake applications, including Xvnc (the TightVNC server), were compiled to use TCP Wrappers. So you must add an entry to /etc/hosts.allow like this one:

Old 06-13-2004, 05:36 AM   #4
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Same behaviour as before

I added the suggested line into hosts.allow. However VNC behaves in the same way as before, i.e. the server rejects all connections.
Old 07-04-2004, 01:42 PM   #5
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Talking vnc access

Hi, I had similar problems with vnc... I went to the "configure your computer-->security--> advanced. Then put in 5901/tcp for the vnc port worked perfectly. I hope this helps.
Old 08-22-2004, 01:09 PM   #6
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Thank you very much.
I have the same problem, and the solution was to add "Xvnc" in the hosts.allow file.

Best regards.
Old 11-23-2005, 03:41 PM   #7
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Thanks for the tip
My error was with tightvnc on Mandriva 2005 LE:

vncviewer: VNC server closed connection

I had thought about editing /etc/hosts.allow and I had added
but I indeed forgot to add


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