[CentOS] VNC

Fri Oct 11 21:18:25 UTC 2013
Larry Martell <larry.martell at gmail.com>

I'm trying to set up a VNC server using the instructions at

I am up to step 6:

Step 6: Edit iptables

In order for the VNC connections to get through, you must allow them with
iptables. To do this, open up the file /etc/sysconfig/iptables and add the

-A INPUT -m state --state NEW -m tcp -p tcp -m multiport --dports
5901:5903,6001:6003 -j ACCEPT

Save the file and restart iptables with the command:

service iptables restart

When I issue the restart command I get:

iptables: Applying firewall rules: iptables-restore: line 1 failed

Note that I did not have an iptables file before but there is
an iptables-config file.

Can someone help me complete this configuration.