Allow Loopback connections - a problem
Tue Jun 24 15:09:01 2003
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Steve Pruitt said:
> It is w2000. Honestly, what happened didn't surprize me. I guess I
> thought the allow local loopback setting put the server in a special mode
> or something. I must not understand what local loop back means. I
> thought it was to allow you to run vnc using local host for some minor
> testing, etc.
> With the recursing viewers, I am not sure what allowing local loop back is
> to be used for.
> Thanks for your quick response.
Loopback is mainly for using a secure tunnel (like SSH), because the
actual connection is done from the SSH server over the loopback address
(See http://www.uk.research.att.com/vnc/sshwin.html). It is disabled by
default because of the issue you saw.