I am only interested in getting into my system on my LAN. I've got my firewall set up so that it blocks incoming packets that are not from the LAN. I can SSH into my Ubuntu machine but I can't VNC into it from my Mac. I've tried the built in Mac viewer (from the Go menu) and RealVNC's viewer for Mac. Neither work.
I'm kind of stumped.
I know that using it via SSH is the usual configuration but I don't want to use it through an SSH tunnel in this case as I am confident that my LAN is secure and not even my SSH terminal is visible outside of my LAN.
Is there some configuration option missing? I'm using Ubuntu 14.04.
As an edit, trying on my Mac gets an error message saying that the VNC version is incompatible. Also, I did try to setup the SSH tunnel as well, it didn't work either.