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VNC Listening Port?

need to find listening right port on mac

     
8:33 pm on Oct 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

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My first tech question here...

Situation:
I am sitting behind a firewall here at the office. We have 5 dedicated IP addresses and want to set one dedicated IP for the Mac. Our desire is to run on either "OSXvnc" or "Share My Desktop (vnc)" application - and can't seem to get either to work unless the Mac is on its own IP address. (or so it seems)

When I launch either of the vnc applications they both present me a Port number as a default (i think?).

Main Questions:
1.) How do I find the correct port my Mac listening on for the remote admin function?
2.) Is the port numbers either vnc is giving me, the detected listening port?

Before I can configure a dedicated IP address for the Mac through the firewall - My admin needs to know the Listening Port for the Mac.

If it helps:
Hardware = Dual 1.8 G5 1GIG DDR SDRAM
OS = OS X 10.3.5
Connected: Ethernet
Firewall: Nextland - IPSec enforced - Pro 400

Thanks in advance for any help!

8:43 pm on Oct 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

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OSXvnc lets you choose the port to listen on. Once you pick that you just need to forward that port through your firewall to the server OSXvnc is running on.
9:29 pm on Oct 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Thanks for your reply.

Question: When I launch OSXvnc it presents me with my firewall ip 192.168.0.X and a port 5501 for example.

Is the software presenting me with a port that it is listening through? Or is this just some random port number?

VNC Software aside: On a Mac how does one find the listening port?

10:02 pm on Oct 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

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The default VNC ports are:

5500 - Listening Client
5800 - Java Applet Server
5900 - Server

On *NIX based systems like OS X, the base port is incremented by the X Windows screen number that the service applies to.

So 5501 is the the listening client port for X screen 1.

If you want to connect a VNC client to the VNC server running on your Mac then I would guess that the service will be listening on port 5901.

That said, this is only convention :)

4:54 am on Oct 28, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Thank you... I think I got it set.
Appreciate the help!
 

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