Remote Desktop

Kipton Moravec kip at
Fri Aug 6 15:15:46 UTC 2010

I am having problems with Remote Desktop running on a computer behind a

I have opened up port 5900 and pointed it to the IP address of the
remote computer I want to connect to. Is it TCP or UDP?  I have tried
both and can not get it to work.

Both computers are behind NAT Firewalls. If I want to initiate a remote
desktop from my Home computer to the Remote Computer, I only have to
have port 5900 open on the firewall to the remote computer.  It does not
need to be opened on the firewall of the Home computer right? 

It does work on my home network where I do not have a firewall between
the computers.  I am wondering if there are other ports it uses like
telnet, SSH or FTP. I have those ports open and working, but the
firewall has them on non-standard port numbers for the Internet side.

Kipton Moravec AE5IB .- . ..... .. -...

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