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by paulchwd / July 8, 2007 1:47 AM PDT

I have a laptop and a desktop on the same network, i wanted to connect to the laptop from the desktop via tightVNC and tunnel the connection through openSSH, but i think i am missing something:

Laptop has static private IP of (the vnc port 5900 and the ssh port 22 are forwarded to this ip on the router)

In putty i set the Host name to: (laptop i want to connect to)

In the tunnel section i set:

source port 5900

(I did not change the ports when I installed tightvnc, so it has defaults)

i press open (still in puty) and log into ssh server ok

when i open tightVNC and try to connect to: 127.1.1 it cannot connect to the host....

and in VNC allow loopback connections is enabled

Any help is much appreciated.. thnx x10

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by paulchwd / July 8, 2007 1:50 AM PDT
In reply to: tighVNC

I meant not 12.1.1


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and if you try to connect to
by jonah jones / July 8, 2007 2:23 AM PDT
In reply to: tighVNC

your static IP

jonah "hoping i read your post correctly" jones


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by paulchwd / July 8, 2007 2:29 AM PDT

yes, for port forwarding reasons, i made the IP of the laptop static which is

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then i would suggest you try
by jonah jones / July 8, 2007 2:41 AM PDT
In reply to: yes

ipconfig /all and see if the IP matches your setting


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by paulchwd / July 8, 2007 2:52 AM PDT

all settings in ipconfig match the static settings i put in

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thanks x 10
by paulchwd / July 8, 2007 3:30 AM PDT

Thanks i am aware of connecting to the loopback from vnc, but is port 5964 the port you set up for VNC server when you installed it?

I has this configuration:

in putty client: host ip: i am connecting to)

tunnel info: source port: 5900 (i am assuming that source port is the port you set up for VNC server on the host machine (my laptop) )


then i press open, log on to ssh ok and keep it open

i go to the vnc client and input:

at this point it says failed to connect

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according to the tutorial
by jonah jones / July 8, 2007 3:53 AM PDT
In reply to: thanks x 10

When you run the TightVNC viewer (client), you will actually put in the following addresses: - or -

my config is:
host: (laptop) IP#-port 5900 (PC connected to a LAN with the laptop connected to the PC via a hub)

no SSH



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thnx but no work
by paulchwd / July 8, 2007 4:07 AM PDT

still no work, i never set anything to do with port 5964 is that the default port for vnc viewer ? and i also never forwarded it on my router?

if you go to www.PCwebs.ca/vnc.doc you can see my settings for the client...thnx x 10

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port 22?
by jonah jones / July 8, 2007 9:14 PM PDT
In reply to: thnx but no work

why not try 59**?

i have to say that i'm no VNC expert!, and so far "touch wood" defaults have worked well.....


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22 ?
by paulchwd / July 9, 2007 7:51 AM PDT
In reply to: port 22?

thanx for the reply, are you referring to the port 22 in next to the HOST ip in Putty? as i think that is the default ssh port

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