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 vnc and ethereal
Author: Terry Todd 
Date:   16-08-02 22:25

I tried to start up an ethereal session as root from within
a vnc window running on FreeBSD 4.6-STABLE and it fails.

fastpc# ethereal &
[1] 2858
fastpc# Xlib: connection to ":1.0" refused by server
Xlib: Invalid MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1 key

Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display: :1.0

[1] Exit 1 ethereal

Running ethereal as a normal user works fine.

Has anyone else experienced this?


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 Re: vnc and ethereal
Author: Dan Langille 
Date:   17-08-02 16:04

I can't seem to win here. You're asking a question. Questions are very unlikely to be answered here. PLEASE ask in the Support Forum.

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 Re: vnc and ethereal
Author: Lance Von Dyl 
Date:   30-08-02 23:20

VNC rocks.
I use it to manage my EnTee servers via my wide-area local network (i vpn'd los angeles--->san diego<---orange county).

If i need to hit a server over the internet, i can open the appropriate ports on the network's router and add map to the server i want to control. i close the hole when i'm done, as VNC only uses 1 pass phrase (no user/password combo).

And all this from my *nix!
re: Ethereal - i haven't tried to reproduce your issue, but you may be able to tcpdump to a file then examine the results.

Kudos to Dan for the quick'n'dirty on VNC.

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 Re: vnc and ethereal
Author: Tim 
Date:   11-09-02 13:17

Any time I have a problem with VNC it usually boils down to the screen resolution changing on the other machine and VNC crashing as a result of it. I've had this problem in both VNC and TightVNC. - The solution is just to restart VNC and you will pick up where you left off.

I imaging that the script that you placed in your original message is suggesting that there are bigger problems than a client just shutting down on you though. ... If so then you might try emailing the wonderful folks at AT&T Laboritories Cambridge.

- Tim

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