whooper "at" freeshell.org
Sat Jun 5 15:44:00 2004
daniel akacki said:
> First question, I have VNC set up on my network as my primary remote
> system, the only way I know of so far to set it up is set up port
> forwarding on my router to forward to one specific IP address, so when I
> connect over the internet I put in the public IP of my network and
> connect to only that one computer, and if say I want to go to my desktop
> instead of my server I have to change the setting in my router or do a
> VNC inside a VNC which is, as I'm sure you know, UNGODLY SLOW. Is there
> a way to set it up so I have a choice of which unit I want to VNC into?
> What different ports can I use for VNC and how can I specify in the view
> which PC I want to go to?
You forward other ports to the other machines. Depending on your router
you might have to also change the display number on the machine.
It seems to be down now, by check http://faq.gotomyvnc.com and there are
examples. Also check the archives.
> after that i'm kind of lost, how do I implement something like this??
> anything i've been finding on SSH has been ported mainly towards Unix
> and to to use it with Windows you have to jump through a thousand
> hoops...is SSH my only option, what else can do with this?
If you are only using Microsoft Windows and don't want the other features
of ssh, you might want to check out Zebedee or stunnel.
http://www.winton.org.uk/zebedee/manual.html (be sure to read the examples
Using a secure tunnel also answers your first question because you only
forward the port for the secure tunnel, not the VNC ports. You then can
connect to multiple VNC machines via the tunnel just be configuring the