SSH and RealVNC4
0067881-0005 "at" ev1.net
Fri Jan 7 04:02:01 2005
Thanks to all who replied to me or the list. It appears to work like it
should be. I had the port forwarding of my SSH client setup incorrectly.
I misunderstood the instructions I found for setting that up. I had it set
realvnc_server:5900 instead of 127.0.0.1:5900
I know that 127.0.0.1 is localhost. Due to my incorrect setup, setting
RealVNC Server 4's options to 'only accept connections from local machine'
wasn't working. Unchecking that option opens up the possibility of
connection to server from any computer without the use of SSH. That's what
I meant when I said 'This of course makes using the SSH tunnel pointless,
since the tunnel is not required to connect.' Thank you for your help.
----- Original Message -----
From: "William Hooper" <whooper "at" freeshell.org>
To: <vnc-list "at" realvnc.com>
Sent: Thursday, January 06, 2005 7:49 AM
Subject: Re: SSH and RealVNC4
> 0067881-0005 said:
> > I am using RealVNC Server 4 (service mode) on Windows 2000 Professional
> > SP4.
> > I have installed Cygwin as an SSH service on this box. I set RealVNC
> > Server
> > access control options to 'only accept connections from local machine',
> > but I cannot access the RealVNC server on the machine using PuTTY .56
> > 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
> > 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.
> > This
> > of course makes using the SSH tunnel pointless, since the tunnel is not
> > required to connect.
> > I am behind a
> > Linksys
> > 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.
> William Hooper
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