[Newbies] Re: Troubleshooting headless running of RFB

Klaus D. Witzel klaus.witzel at cobss.com
Tue Jul 15 23:06:25 UTC 2008

Hi John,

on Wed, 16 Jul 2008 00:48:42 +0200, you wrote:

> I installed the RFB (vnc viewer/server) package on my Debian server,
> to which I don't have console access.  There appears to be a problem
> with it, because the connection is refused.
> I loaded the package on my laptop, started the server, and verified
> that I could connect to it with Chicken of the VNC.  I did not stop
> the server, I saved the changes with a slightly altered name, and
> scp'd the image and changes files that had that altered name over to
> the Debian machine.
> I started squeak with the command,
>      nohup squeak -headless ~/squeaks/*image &
> (in the directory, "squeaks," there are two files, the image and the
> changes)
> This process appears to be running.  "ps -ef" shows:
>      squeakvm -headless [~]/squeaks/Squeak3.9-final-7067_RFB.image  
> squeak.image
> When I use Chicken to try to start a session, changing only the
> hostname (which is a raw IP address), I get a "connection refused"
> message.
> I have been told by this ISP that they are not blocking port 5900, and
> I ran in.telnetd in debug mode on port 5900 and got a connection, so
> it appears that this is true.  The nohup.out file is still zero
> length.  Are there any other log files that might be informative?  Is
> there something that netstat would reveal about whether the RFB app
> came up properly and is actually listening on 5900?  Any other clues?

Did you configure RFBServer to allow remote connections?

Before you saved the snapshot, did you close all connections (also from  
RFBServer's connections submenue)?



> -jmc

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