Hey Dustin, a few questions with VNC

Dustin Johnson Autobott "at" hotmail.com
Tue Jan 27 08:52:01 2004


Hope this does a little to answer some questions.  
http://Dustinj.us/ssh.pdf
If you have any questions just let me know.

-Dustin
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "F S" <storagefs "at" yahoo.com>
To: "Dustin Johnson" <Autobott "at" hotmail.com>
Sent: Sunday, January 25, 2004 3:50 PM
Subject: Hey Dustin, a few questions with VNC


> Hello Dustin,
> I would like to start by saying thank you for the
> reply.  I have a few questions, if you could give me
> your best answer this will be much appreciated.
> 
> This is my situation.  I would like to connect to a
> computer from one location to the next fully secure. 
> I want my home computer to be the "server" and my
> laptop from work to be the "viewer".  Now at home I am
> on a cable modem with a firewall. I haven't figured
> out how to get past the firewall yet, but this will be
> my second step.  I want to make sure it is secure
> first.  At work I am connected via a wireless router
> to my wireless laptop card. Both Machines are Windows
> XP.
> So overall I have downloaded a few VNC programs such
> as RealVNC,TightVNC, and UltraVNC.  I figure they are
> all about the same so I will see which gives me the
> best usage and performance under my circumstances.
> Which do you use/recommend?
> I  have tried to connect the two with 100% success
> from home on the same network.  I even tried to use
> Cygwin as well as putty. They both seemed to have
> logged in, and connected securly.  What is the
> easiest/best method? Should I be running cygwin server
> on the "server" and then use putty on the "visitor"
> computer to connect securly?  Is this how it is done?
> 
> Please let me know if my methods are correct.  I also
> plan to use etherreal program and see if they are
> secure.  May I ask, what is an example of a secure
> connection packet versus an unsecure? 
> 
> I appreciate your time and thank you a very lot.  I
> look forward to your reply
> Thanks again
> Frank
> 
> 
> --- Dustin Johnson <Autobott "at" hotmail.com> wrote:
> > Download a packet sniffer like this one:
> > http://www.ethereal.com
> > It will show that all of the data is an SSH packet
> > (except maybe for a few
> > ack requests)
> > If this it does show ssh then everything is
> > encrypted, if it shows tcp then
> > it might not be.
> > Also, you would know if vnc is going through ssh
> > because on the vncviewer
> > you must input
> > localhost as the remote server (because it is being
> > tunneled).
> > 
> > Cheers,
> >     Dustin
> > 
> > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > From: "F S" <storagefs "at" yahoo.com>
> > To: <VNC-List "at" realvnc.com>
> > Sent: Saturday, January 24, 2004 4:37 PM
> > Subject: Expert VNC'ers Please read and recommend
> > 
> > 
> > > Hello everyone.
> > > I am new to VNC and figured it all out fairly
> > quickly.
> > >  I just need someone to help me understand the
> > > Security part of it.  I have setup an ssh server
> > with
> > > cygwin and it seems to all be working.  But HOW
> > CAN I
> > > TELL?  I need to be sure it is secure.
> > >
> > > Both machines exchanged the security packet to the
> > > registry the first time they connected with putty
> > so I
> > > think it was all set.  But how to I know for sure?
> > >
> > > I am looking to setup my home based computer on a
> > > cable connection behind a firewall and connect
> > with a
> > > laptop from work.  Must be fully secure and
> > encrypted
> > > from the work techs.
> > >
> > > I have read about certain programs securing like
> > > kaboodle.  Is this something I need or is simply
> > > realvnc, or tightvnc with secure ssh server
> > enough?
> > > please advise.
> > > Any help greatly appreciated.
> > > Thanks
> > > F S
> > >
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