VNC and SSH tunneling
c-kieran.mckenna "at" wcom.com
Mon Jul 22 19:56:02 2002
Well, the vncviewer listens on port 5800, so the redirection would for that
port to the local host. The problem is if memory servers me is that the
PuTTY version of OpenSSH is a client only version, so the connection would
have to be started locally. If you have a need for random people to be able
to connect to you for support, would probably need a different version of
From: vnc-list-admin "at" realvnc.com [mailto:vnc-list-admin "at" realvnc.com]On
Behalf Of Tim McGarry
Sent: Monday, July 22, 2002 1:57 PM
To: vnc-list "at" realvnc.com
Subject: VNC and SSH tunneling
I'm running the VNC server on a Solaris 8 box with OpenSSH.
Normally I use vncviewer.exe (Windows NT/98) forwarded through an SSH
connection (PuTTY) . this works fine. I start the server with -localhost
(port 5900 is forwarded locally)
What I'd like to do is start the vncviewer in listen mode and make a server
initiated connection tunnelled through a remotely forwarded port.
The reverse connections work fine without the SSH tunnel, but I've had
absolutely no success in opening a reverse connection to vncviewer through a
remote port forward.
Does anyone have experience of this, what remote ports (5500? 5900?) do I
need to forward and where do I forward them to (localhost? 127.0.0.1?
ipaddress?) are there any configs that I need to take care of in OpenSSH or
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