[Newbies] Re: Troubleshooting headless running of RFB
morph at growler.net
Wed Jul 16 11:55:03 UTC 2008
On Jul 16, 2008, at 1:06 AM, Klaus D. Witzel wrote:
> 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.
> Did you configure RFBServer to allow remote connections?
> Before you saved the snapshot, did you close all connections (also
> from RFBServer's connections submenue)?
Yes. The problem was more basic: root privileges are required. D-OH!
I should have known this, but while I avoid running as root as a very
ingrained policy, this makes it impossible to open a socket to the
I looked around for a discussion of security issues with Seaside, and
come up with much. Are there ways of limiting the damage a malicious
person could get a root-enabled Squeak to do? I know it's a bit more
obscure than Apache, but still.
Thanks for answering.
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