On Fri, 5 Sep 2003 16:03:21 +0100 (BST), Jan Grant wrote:

> OK, two other things (increasingly bizarre) occur to me; after that, I'm
> stumped:
> 1. tcp wrappers or similar on your vnc?

On the FreeBSD system? No. Well, not that I know of. I have not configured
to use tcp wrappers w/ VNC so if it's happening, it's doing so without me
having asked it to. 

> 2. The "localhost" is (as I recall) resolved on the putty side and the
>    IP to connect to sent to the sshd. Does localhost resolve to anything
>    other than on your windows machine?


C:\>ping localhost

Pinging SCOTT [] with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from bytes=32 time<10ms TTL=128
Reply from bytes=32 time<10ms TTL=128
Reply from bytes=32 time<10ms TTL=128

Of course, now that I think about it, plugging another workstation in at
home and seeing if I can VNC to the FreeBSD system on the local LAN would
be rather enlightening. Why haven't I done this already? Duh. Will have to
try it later... 

Incidentally, I'm not the first to have this problem:


I tried emailing him but haven't heard back.

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