SSH and RealVNC4
whooper "at" freeshell.org
Thu Jan 6 13:50:01 2005
> I am using RealVNC Server 4 (service mode) on Windows 2000 Professional
> I have installed Cygwin as an SSH service on this box. I set RealVNC
> access control options to 'only accept connections from local machine',
> but I cannot access the RealVNC server on the machine using PuTTY .56 SSH
> client from my Windows XP Pro laptop.
What is your putty setup? How are you telling it to forward ports?
> There are events showing connection and
> authentication with sshd but nothing for WinVNC4 unless I take SSH out of
> the equation. I think the RealVNC server isn't even getting the
> connection attempt. Maybe I have missed a step in configuration of SSH.
Sounds like an SSH issue.
> The only way I can connect to the server using SSH is if I
> disable the 'only accept connections from local machine' and add the IP
> address 127.0.0.1 to the access control list on the RealVNC server.
127.0.0.1 is localhost.
> of course makes using the SSH tunnel pointless, since the tunnel is not
> required to connect.
> I am behind a
> router with port forwarding enabled for TCP ports 22 (SSH), 5800 & 5900
> (RealVNC) to my server's IP address.
Port 22 is all you need if you want to use SSH tunneling.