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Old 12-16-2010, 02:26 AM   #1
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vnc access

I am in a pvt n/w and my friend is is another n/w . He is in another location. Can I access his machine through vnc over internet ? I have centos 5 and he has suse 10.
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You need to find out his external IP address (192.168... is internal and means you are in separate networks if you need to connect over the internet), and he needs to run a VNC client. If there is any firewall between the two of you the VNC port must be opened (usually 5900) and routing may need to established.

An easier solution is to use teamviewer, a software which is free for personal use if not FOSS, runs under Linux as well and removes the need for IP addresses to be known, ports to be opened, firewalls to be modified etc. You can find it here:


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