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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?).
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
Firewall: Nextland - IPSec enforced - Pro 400
Thanks in advance for any help!
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?
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 :)