[Box-Admins] squeaksource.com

David T. Lewis lewis at mail.msen.com
Sun Mar 26 02:47:34 UTC 2017

On Fri, Mar 24, 2017 at 07:44:35PM -0400, David T. Lewis wrote:
> VNC and mail from the squeaksource image do not work any more. The VNC used to
> work on dan.box.squeak.org but not now, possibly something changed in network
> configuration that the ancient image does not handle right. The stuck process
> that caused the failure seems to fail on an error that tries to send mail to
> inform someone of the problem, which fails because smtp does not work because
> of network address resolution, which fails and throws an error that tries to
> send more mail, etc.

I am somewhat embarassed to admit that I just fixed the "broken VNC" problem
by clicking the "enable remote connections" checkbox in the RFBServer. Apparently
I accidentally left it disabled the last time I restarted the image.

VNC access to the squeaksource.com image works again, as explained in
dan.box.squeak.org:/srv/squeaksourcecom/README. Log in to dan.box.squeak.org,
send SIGUSR2 to the VM process, then connect from your VNC localhost:1 connection
within 60 seconds of the SIGUSR2 (after setting up the port forwarding to dan).
Use the VNC password that is mentioned in the README.

This is probably way too many layers of security now that we have the port
forwarding set up on Rackspace, so maybe I should get rid of that requirement
to send a SIGUSR2 to enable RFBServer. Leaving VNC running all the time would
probably be fine. But maybe later, I will not change it now.


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