VNC Crypto

Michael March march "at" indirect.com
Fri, 03 Aug 2001 17:52:49 +0000


Cygwin has a full OpenSSH client and server for Windows that
works GREAT with Cygwin. Just remember to enable compression
on the client side when using VNC over SSH.

Also, Zebedee for Windows works great too.




> I'd say you're better off establishing a vpn of some sort and running
> vnc over it.  The fewer ports you have open, the better.  The folks who
> write VNC are probably not security gurus; thw folks who write ssh had
> better be.
>
> There are port-forwarding win32 ssh clients out there.  Some free, some not.
>
> Also, there is a number of other vpn solutions - pptp (pptpd for linux,
> built into windows), ipsec (overkill and still not quite there for
> vendor interoperability), and probably others.
>
> --Yan
>
> Steve Russo wrote:
>
> > Hello everybody!
> >
> > I am looking at implementing VNC for a couple of companies that I am
working
> > with. They will need a secure solution and will be coming from various
> > clients (Win3.11, Win95, Linux, etc). I have been on this list for over a
> > year and I believe I have seen some mention of Crypto VNC. I know all about
> > tunneling VNC over SSH in Linux, but unfortunately, these companies don't
> > have the pleasure of having all Linux desktops.
> >
> > Didn't someone create a version of VNC Cryto that doesn't rely on SSH? I've
> > looked at the add-ons but didn't see it.
> >
> > Any information will be appreciated.
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Steve
> >
> > Don't phear the penquin.
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