Re: Can't connect via VNC from work to home

From: Duane Arnold (
Date: 02/12/05

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    "Grosby" <g@r.o.s.b.y> wrote in message news:420df314$
    > Hi,
    > I've been trying various versions of VNC (VNC, TightVNC, UltraVNC) to
    > connect to my home PC from work -- with no success. Every version reports
    > that it can't connect, and I get a "10061 Connection Refused" error. This
    > occurs whether I use the various "VNC Viewer" apps -or- the Java-based
    > applet from within my workplace's web browser.
    > At home, I did NOT have any firewalls running during the tests, so that
    > can't be the problem. Further proof of this is the fact that even when
    > I have ZoneAlarm ON, I can still connect UltraVNC to a friend's PC (and
    > vice versa) with no problems. The problem is NOT due to my home PC not
    > accepting incoming connections (eg. no "incoming prompt" timing out, etc).
    > So... it appears my workplace has a firewall in place that is preventing
    > the outgoing connection to my home. Any ideas on how I can get this
    > working? I'll be using UltraVNC as I like that app the best. My work
    > PC runs Win 2K Pro, and at home I have Win XP Pro with the Windows
    > Firewall
    > disabled but ZoneAlarm running.
    > Thanks for any ideas! :)

    They are not going to let you make contact with your home network in such a
    non-secure manner. If you do find some other software that's going to
    allow you to connect out on port 80 to your home network, they will know
    about it too. Network Security doesn't take it lightly that someone at the
    job is trying to put the company's network into a compromising position
    such as what you're trying to do and will come down on you hard about it.
    You should abandon this and do what the company is paying you to do, which I
    don't think is you trying to make contact with your non secure home network
    that could lead to a compromise of the company's network.

    Duane :)

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