I have a dyndns account linked to my home computer and everything is set up so that I can SSH to it from my work (university) computer. I then connect it to the university VPN (using these steps) and proceed to attempt to use the Remote Desktop Viewer to access it graphically. However, this fails, I'm not sure why. I tried using the dyndns URL, and the local addresses returned by running ifconfig on the home laptop:
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:90:f5:be:62:10 inet addr:192.168.1.78 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0 ppp0 Link encap:Point-to-Point Protocol inet addr:192.168.94.81 P-t-P:192.168.94.21 Mask:255.255.255.255
but none of those worked, even after specifying the port 5900 (which I believe should be automatically selected). I am not sure which one I should be using (inet addr, P-t-P?)
The error I get is
Connection to host <hostname> was closed, although sometimes it seems like a timeout, while others it fails immediately.
Here's the output of ifconfig in my work computer:
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr bc:ae:c5:2d:3a:ef inet addr:192.168.94.7 Bcast:192.168.94.255 Mask:255.255.255.0 lo Link encap:Local Loopback inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0