SSH, VNC, Windows

Michael Ossmann michael.ossmann "at" alttech.com
Wed, 09 Jan 2002 00:57:08 +0000


On Tue, Jan 08, 2002 at 04:36:19PM -0500, Boyd D. Mills wrote:
> 
> The requirement is to ENFORCE secure access to VNC through the web
> browser.  The first thing is to configure OpenSSH on the server
> machine to effectively sit between VNC server and the remote browser
> machine.  The second (hopefully two in the same) is to disable
> unsecure connections to VNC.

Take a look at the AllowLoopback and AuthHosts advanced options:

http://www.uk.research.att.com/vnc/winvnc.html

If you allow loopback access and deny all hosts except 127.0.0.1, you
can limit network access to those being forwarded by SSH.  This will
also allow unencrypted connections from the localhost, but that probably
is not a problem.

-- 
Mike Ossmann, Tarantella/UNIX Engineer/Instructor
Alternative Technology, Inc.  http://www.alttech.com/
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