vnc nearly unusable with ssh
smithd "at" blkbox.com
Sun Jun 23 03:13:01 2002
>Hope the experts here can help me with this. I'd like to tunnel my winvnc
>sessions at work through ssh to my home linux box. Setting up the ssh
>connection with port forwarding is no problem, but when I tunnel through with
>winvnc, the program is way unstable. It crashes repeatedly with no error
>messages or tells me that it received an unknown type of signal (sorry, I
>don't remember the exact words, but I think that's the gist of it).
>Typing more than a couple of words is usually impossible.
>I'm connecting from several windows machines with various configurations. My
>vncserver is a kde 3.01 session. I run it at a depth of 8. Sometimes I
>connect with tightvnc too but that doesn't perform any better than vnc.
Strange, I use ssh tunneling all the time, sometimes multiple VNC
sessions tunneled through the same ssh session with no problems.
I am going mainly Win2k to Solaris (for ssh and vnc) using TightVNC
(but previously stock VNC) and connecting to both tight and stock VNC
servers (on Solaris). I also connect Win2k to WinNT with no problems
(but the ssh session is going through Solaris). I have also use to
the other was, from Solaris to Linux (ssh) and forwarded the VNC
session both ways. I use cygwin with OpenSSH on the Win2k box and
OpenSSH on Solaris and Linux.
David A. Smith
<smithd "at" blkbox.com>
The box said: "Needs Windows 98 or better," so I bought a Macintosh.