Remote desktop

Paul Lemmons paul at
Wed Feb 6 16:26:49 UTC 2008

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Subject: Remote desktop
From: David McGlone <d.mcglone at>
To: Kubuntu Help and User Discussions <kubuntu-users at>
Date: 02/05/2008 07:15 PM
> Hi all,
> I have recently put Kubuntu on 3 peoples computer. All of them are windows 
> converts :-)
> Anyway, One of these people is my mother-in-law and I set up a wireless 
> network in her house for her to use her laptop and tonight I needed to help 
> her with some stuff so I had her use krfb to send me an invitation so I could 
> connect to her desktop using krdc, but the e-mail contained her computer IP 
> and not her wan IP. So I had her give me her wan IP that her router was 
> assigned from AT&T and I tried that but I couldn't get a connnection.
> Is there a trick to this? is: vnc:/ at HER_WAN_IP the way to do it or 
> am I way off?
> Thanks,
More than likely the wireless router has a firewall on it and you need 
to configure it to allow that port through. The ways to do that vary 
with the manufacturer of the router. Basically, though, you tell it that 
a given port (5900?) on the WAN is to be mapped to a given IP address 
and Port on the computer. I would take a look at the web site of the 
people that make your wireless router for more detailed instructions.

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