I have cable modem service (Roadrunner in particular). On my network, I have five Macintosh computers running, each at a different 192.x.x.x local address. My public address is 74.x.x.x. Additionally, the cable people have ensured that each computer will always have the same local address, and that the public address will be static for us.
I’ve had the cable modem people forward ports 5900-5905 to each of the 5 computers (5901 to 192.x.x.1, 5902 to 192.x.x.2, etc)
Three of the computers are running OSX Leopard 10.5.6 (G5 Towers), one is running Tiger 10.4.11 or whatever the most recent 10.4 is (iMac Intel first issue) and one is running Panther OSX Server 10.3.9 (XServe G4).
All have the ARD option shut off, although all have been running it (we previously had static public IPs on every machine).
I have put Vine server on one of them (one of the Leopard machines) and can get it to work internally, setting it up as a desktop server. I can’t seem to find it on the public internet, though, using my public (74.x.x.x) address in the Vine viewer - nor does it come up in my shared list at Finder level, as it does when I am within the network).
Also, I’ve installed the Vine server on the other two Leopard machines, but when I go to START SERVER, nothing happens. They will not start. I’ve tried the Desktop and System servers. Each has been tried at AUTO for the Port, and I’ve tried the specific port that’s been forwarded to that internal IP address. But, the servers will not start.
I got the server to start on the first computer I tried. In order to try to get the other computer, I even tried quitting the Vine server on the first, but it did not help. The other computers do nothing when you hit START SERVER.
In Leopard, I’ve examined the Firewall under Security in the System Prefs, and it is set to ALLOW ALL INCOMING CONNECTIONS. Since I’ve only tried this on the Leopard machines, I’ve not looked at Firewalls on the other computers.
SOOOOO… my questions are:
How do I configure a VNC setup that handles multiple computers behind a single public IP? Can Vine Server run on more than one machine and if so, why can I not START SERVER on more than one?
How do I get to these machines behind the public IP address? There seems to be facility in Vine Viewer to add only that public IP address. So how do you find more than one computer behind it?
Would I need desktop servers or system servers in this configuration? There is only one user per computer.
That’s it. I am newb to this, but thought I had a grasp of the basics. I hope I’ve stated the situation clearly. If not, please ask - I am desperate to make this work!