Linux VNC server configuration, VNC server configuration in Linux

Posted by admin | | Monday 22 October 2012 10:58 am

Virtual Network Computing (or VNC) is used extensively in a graphical desktop sharing system that uses what is known as the RFB protocol to control additional computer remotely. RFB stands for ‘remote frame buffer’, and it’s a simple protocol for remote access to graphical user interfaces (GUI). VNC works by transferring the mouse and keyboard inputs from one computer to another while at the same time relaying the graphical screen updates over a network back in the other direction.

VNC server configuration in Linux is not much difficult. Since VNC is platform-independent, onlookers can connect to machines on any operating system. This technology is now very much more widespread among the computer users as a method to access files on a work computer from a home computer, or vice versa. Many businesses are also using the technology to provide remote technical support and training.

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Firewalls often block a “standard” VNC connection. Just bypass the firewall by running the VNC client/server in reverse. This means the customer will run the server while the support person runs the client portion of the application. We will describe two scenarios, but in either case, it may be necessary to configure port forwarding on the support router. The default port is 5500.

If you’re interested in accessing computers remotely, then you should implement a VNC server configuration in Linux or windows OS.

A VNC has three major components;

  • A client (the viewer or the program lookouts, controls, and interacts with the VCN server).
  • A server (the program on the machine that sharing its screen, allowing the VCN client to take control of it)
  • A communication protocol (RFB)

VNC server configuration in Linux consists of:

Linux VNC Client/Linux VNC Server

A. Support:

  1. Install VNC viewer
  2. Run VNC viewer -listen

B. Customer:

  1. Install X11VNC
  2. Run x11VNC -connect 1.1.1.1:5500 with the correct I.P. number

So, in summary, Linux is as easy (easier?) as Windows.

There are now many remote access software programs that are based on this technology. The fact that it’s platform-independent has made it very popular among users of the different operating systems. If you are an individual and want to be able to connect to your home or work PC remotely, then there are many client software packages available. Similarly, businesses can choose from a wide range of remote administration, control or monitoring software depending on their aims and what they want to achieve. Many software providers offer solutions for a variety of tasks depending on the company’s needs.

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