hmm, i was asking about it in another thread recently but thought i'd start a new one for the sake of a higher chance that someone sees it, plus it's a new problem
So, i installed tightvnc on both linux and windows. i was playing around with it on linux (since that's the problem side) and conlucded that "vncserver" is all i need to do on this side, it said something about changing the startup script to fix the font path but other than that it open a new xserver on ":1" Now, i figure that i'd probably need to unblock the port, but not seeing any specification i enabled a random one, recorded my ip on a piece of paper and went to school. Now, as i am trying it i am failing continuisly. In the vncviewer for windows i DID see that the default port was 5900 so i will try that tomorrow but is there something else that could have gone wrong? the command i entered was xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx AND xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:1 AND xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:5050 AND xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:1::5050 (jsut to see
oh, i just realized, is it possible that my school's network is blocking me? If so, how can i check? Portscanner? I know my computer is on on the other end because I pinged it but it could be locally blocked from school? I'll try that now, but thanks in advance.
can you browse internet in your school? then you will probably have access using port 80.
can multiple programs se the same port?
EDIT: i found a port scanner, and when i scan my computer i should scan 127.0.0.1 right? well, the result came with 135,445,and 1070 being free...did i do something wrong because i don't think ALL ports are blocked on the network here