RealVNC and multiple users with a firewall
Posted on 2004-09-13
I'm a typical network rookie so this question maybe an easy one:
A few users at work want to access server-based programs from home. I told them that they can remote in using remote desktop. They don't have Windows XP Professional though and I resorted to using RealVNC. Since RealVNC connects using ports 5900+N, how would I set up the firewall/VPN/router so that the connection is:
b) multiple users can all connect at once (do I assign each person their own VNC port? eg User1 is 5901, User2 is 5902, etc)
Then when I connect using the RealVNC client do I type in the IP address with the port at the end? (xxx.yyy.zzz.fff:port)
Same goes for Remote Desktop for users that actually have Windows XP Pro on the network. How do they access their own computer on the network from home using that?