I am a total beginner and totally new to all this with VNC but I am trying to remote administer a friends computer, but I can not get it to work. I have installed OSXvnc 1.33 on my friends computer to be remotely administered, and I have installed chicken 1.3.6 on my computer. Both computers are running OS X 10.3.4. Both computers have the firewall off. Currently both computers are behind the same router, D-Link 614+ wireless router. Internet works fine for both computers at the same time. I have changed the firewall preferences in the router to allow port 5900 to be open for the ip address of my friends computer to be remotely administered. If I ping my friends ip address it works fine, so the ip address seem to be correct.
The settings for OSXvnc on my friends computer are as follows:
Display number: 0
Display name: Someones-Name-Computer.local
Host Name: Someones-Name-Computer.local
IP Addresses: ***.***.*.***
Allow Display Dimming; Ticked
Allow Machine to sleep: Not ticked
Swap Mouse buttons 2 & 3: Ticked
Allow share display between clients: Not ticked
Let clients decide; Not ticked
Never share display between clients: ticked
Keep existing client when new client connects; ticked
Disable remote keyboard/Pointer: Not ticked
Only allow local connections: Not ticked
These are the settings for Chicken 1.3.6:
Host: ***.***.*.*** (my friends computers ip address)
Display (or Port): 0
Remember password: not ticked
Shared: Not ticked
Making sure the OSXvnc is running on my friends computer I then click connect on chicken... and I get the following message: "connection refused: connect()"
Any suggestion on what I should to to make this work?
Thanks in advance
My guess is that you can not reach your friend's machine for some reason.
1. ping the machine IP address.
2. telnet machineIP:VNCPort
You should get a VNC prompt. If both those things work, but VNC is still not connecting... Well, there's a non-network problem.
i'd like to chime in on this one...
i have a normal vnc server (well, an osxvnc server), which i can access using the x-window vncviewer (from realvnc) without problems. however, when i try the chicken, i get...
Could not connect to server localhost: 5900
Connection refused: connect()
the localhost part is confusing, as i have tried both the dns name and the ip address of the server.
this is using chicken 2.0b1
Russell, you're running into a problem specific to Chicken 2.0b1. The issue is that there's no server selected in the box to the left of the connection info, but the bigger issue is that there aren't any default profiles. Take a look in the Bugs section of this site for (not very easy) workarounds. Sorry!
Jason, thanks for the response. that was exactly the problem. though, the "not very easy" workaround was just to click on the "+", and then everything worked. i had no issues with a missing default profile.
I am having the same problem as Russell, except I am running Chicken 2.0b2 and I am selecting the server on the left.
OS X 10.3.8