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Old 03-28-2011, 05:43 PM   #1
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Fedora 14 Firewall / Remote Desktop Problem

I have installed Fedora 14 on my Linux machine.
Over all I have been satisfied.
Following the instructions at:

I was able to get to get a remote desktop connection from both my Windows machines (Vista & 7).
After restarting Fedora, I was no longer able to connect. The problem appears to be with the Fedora firewall.
If anyone can shed light on this problem, it will be appreciated.
My actual desire is to have this facility available each time I boot Linux, but being a beginner, Iím not sure on how to do that.
Thank you in advance.
Old 03-28-2011, 06:30 PM   #2
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You can check the firewall with the following command:

iptables -L -v

That will show you what is allowed/not allowed.

If you want to test, you can flush the firewall rules (let everything in) with:

iptables -F

But make sure you restart the service or you will leave everything wide open, restart with:

service iptables restart

to open a port for Remote desktop you can do this:

iptables -I INPUT -p tcp --dport <port number> -j ACCEPT

If you want more help please post the output of the following commands:

iptables -L -v


service vncserver status
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