I have tried to implement a multi-user vnc server setup as per - http://www.redstonesoftware.com/products/vine/multidesktop.html
I have multiple (fast switching enabled) users created on the mac and have tried to run either OSXvnc v.1.6 or VineServer v.2.1 with numerous static ports and unique display names etc. I have disabled ARD and I cannot get more than 2 instances of vncserver to run simultaneously.
There is nothing else running on ports 5900-5910.
I have tried the same setup variations on both an Xserve 10.4.2 (the intended vnc server) and my G4 Powerbook laptop running 10.4.4.
I need to achieve 4 or 5 seperate vnc viewer displays so that my client users can run 1 or 2 browsers.
Trying to run more than 2 instances of OSXvnc server crashes the third instance when trying to open it regardless of which user it is.
Mac OS X Version 10.4.2 (Build 8C47)
2006-12-07 02:26:26 -0800
2006-12-07 02:26:27.113 SystemUIServer lang is:en
2006-12-07 02:26:38.220 OSXvnc An uncaught exception was raised
2006-12-07 02:26:38.220 OSXvnc *** -[NSCFDictionary setObject:forKey:]: attempt to insert nil value
2006-12-07 02:26:38.220 OSXvnc *** Uncaught exception: *** -[NSCFDictionary setObject:forKey:]: attempt to insert nil value
Dec 7 02:26:38 tagprod8 crashdump: OSXvnc crashed
Dec 7 02:26:38 tagprod8 crashdump: crash report written to: /Library/Logs/CrashReporter/OSXvnc.crash.log
Trying to run VineServer2.1 in the same way does not crash but the third instance of the server will change the display/port settings of the initial VNCserver instance???
I have read a post here of somebody running perhaps 12 displays using this software so I must have some config wrong - please help.