SSH, VNC, Windows

Alex Angelopoulos alex "at" bittnet.com
Wed, 09 Jan 2002 15:59:42 +0000


A semi-topical clarification question...

Is this the standard method for settting apps up to use SSH? "relay" through a loopback to a local SSH service?

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Michael Ossmann" <michael.ossmann "at" alttech.com>
To: <vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com>
Sent: Tuesday/2002 January 08 19:56
Subject: Re: SSH, VNC, Windows


: 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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