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Can't open display via VPN

Last post: Friday, March 16, 2007 5:50 PM by VK, 3 reply

 
Thursday, March 15, 2007 3:37 PM - Mudassar

Can't open display via VPN

 
connection method=Xbrowser
Vendor=Solaris 9
Network Configuration=VPN

hi, i have a problem while connect to my solaris machines via VPN i am unable to open any display(CDE)usong xbrowser but i can telnet, ssh and ftp via putty. i can open the display(CDE)using xmanager when i connect through server's local LAN but when i tried to connect through VPN then it says "can't display", there is no blockage on VPN side also all the ports are allowed on server side. kindly help me to solve this problem, thanks
Thursday, March 15, 2007 5:41 PM - VK

Re: Can't open display via VPN

 
Hi there,

"i am unable to open any display(CDE)usong xbrowser but i can telnet, ssh and ftp via putty."

Sounds like there is no problem from your PC connecting to your server. However, the other ways? Is your PC connectiable from your server? TCP 6000~6010 should be connectiable!

Reference: /bbs/detail.html?id=xmanager&num=2083&page=1&s_select=0&s_text=vpn

Cheers~

VK
Friday, March 16, 2007 3:09 PM - Mudassar

Re: Re: Can't open display via VPN

 
When i try to connect via Xmanager it fails and at the end it gives "XDMCP failed.....". i am unable to understand the problem also when i run any display command e.g .../xclock/ it says that "can't open display".
waiting for your response... thanks
Friday, March 16, 2007 5:50 PM - VK

Re: Re: Re: Can't open display via VPN

 
Again, I am pretty sure that this is because your Solaris machine cannot connect back to your PC. And more specifically, this is because your VPN may block connections from the Solaris to your PC or your PC's IP address may not be in the range of where the Solaris can reach. To know what is really going on, talk to your VPN admin. You might want to use the network tool such as "ping" for testing if the Solaris can reach to your PC.

VK