This is driving me nuts. Here’s my setup:
My DSL service comes in thru a Netopia router/switch in a back room. Directly off the Netopia I ave a network camera port forwarding thru 8000 (this may be an irrelevent fact, but…). I run a LAN from the netopia out into my showroom and connect to a D-Link 10/100 switch. On the switch are the following:
2 iMac Intel Core 2 Duos. Each has an Admin User and a Managed User. We will call Them A and B for reference. So, in essence I have 4 virtual machines on the network. Currently I have Vine Server set up on the Admin side of each machine as a System Server. I had thought, and hoped, that when setup per the docs that that’s all I would need. That in the Server mode I could remotely access either side of the machine and even switch users. But that is not the case.
I can only access one Admin side of one iMac - currently on iMac “B”. I should note that before I was running Vine Server as a System Server, I was running it on both non Admin sides of each iMac as a Desktop Server - at that time I was able to access remotely via Vine Viewer iMac “A”, non Admin side.
So, I now have also launched Vine Server (Desktop mode) on each non-Admin side of both iMAcs. I can only get one (1) machine at a time to be accessed remotely via Vine Viewer as stated before on aiMac B Admin side.
I’ve tried changing the Vine Server to allow multiple VNC clients (out of desperation) to no avail. When I set up all the machines on Vine Viewer I get my one connection to iMac B just fine, but on two other “machines” I get the message Connection Refused and on the one other I get Connection Timed Out.
Im pretty certain I’ve got the ports forwarded on the Netopia properly. ALthough not that I think about it maybe I only have 5900 and 5901 forwarded (My iMacs are setup using 5900, 5901, 5902 and 5903).
I’d really like to only have Vine Server running as a System Server once on each machine. Can I do this?
How can I get all 4 machines up on the network and accessed remotely? Where am I messing up? I’ve read the manual backwards and forwards. I’ve attached some screen shots of key setup prameters from each iMac, (some taken before I enabled Allow Multiple VNC Sessions and restarted the server to take effect).