On Wednesday 19 July 2006 11:04, R wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 18, 2006 at 08:58:46PM -0700, Allen wrote:
> > Hi everyone,
> > I'm new to the list but have been using TightVNC for about three years
> > to support my now 85 year old mother over dialup. Slow, but it works.
> > Now I need to get TighVNC working through the firewall. When she was on
> > dialup, I had her e-mail me her IP address after she started the
> > TightVNC server. I then logged on with the password and it worked
> > through the ZoneAlarm firewall
> There's no reason why you can't do the same now.
> > Now I need to have a hole in the D-Link router to get into the Local LAN
> > so I can get onto either my mother's computer or my father's computer.
> > The key problem is that it can't be a hole in the firewall that my
> > parents have to turn on or off as they don't have enough skills to be
> > sure it is done correctly every time. They are also not rigorous or
> > methodical enough to run anti-virus and anti-spyware programs often
> > enough to keep out problem.
> > I have the dynamic IP issue solved by having them got to a web page
> > which gives them their address which the can e-mail to me.
> > Please help, or point me to help
> Sorry, I may be being dense, but I don't know what you're exactly asking
> for help on. You know what you have to do as you've said so above,
> namely open a couple of ports on the DLINK router to redirect to your
> mothers and fathers computers. You'll have to read the manual that came
> with your router to know how to do this. If you don't want it to be
> dynamically configurable, then you're going to have to leave it open all
> the time. If you have Zone Alarm running on your parents computers,
> then you can simply only allow your ip address to connect to the VNC
> server (assuming you have a static ip address youself). This will
> prevent anyone else connecting and so effectively you have the same
> situation as you had when they were on dial up.
> Does that help or have I missed the point entirely?
Allen, have you considered using the "Reverse connection Method"?
I find this is easier on everyone.
How it works, from your parents point of view:
They have you on the telephone, can't get word to start, and you say:
"Sned me your Screen". At this point your mother (or father) double clicks
the Icon "Screen to Allen" Icon on the desktop.
That was it...
How It works:
1) you need to start a VNC viewer in "Listen mode", before you say "Send me
2) you need to have the tcp/5500 port forwarded through your firewall,
3) you need a public IP address (or a dynamic-ip one)
4) the icon on your parents machine start a vncserver with the
"-connect your.ip.address.com" parameter....
This is the method I use, for all my family and friends...
P.S. the connection sis not encrypted you you should not do banking stuff over