Verify my Connection
B. Scott Smith
scott "at" smithdomain.com
Fri Jul 22 23:41:00 2005
You are probably NOT using the SSH tunnel.
First, although putty points to the remote IP to connect, the tunnel
should not. If the SSH server is running on the same box as the VNC
server, the tunnel should refer to "localhost", so it should be
Also, in order to user the Java Viewer, you will also need to setup a
tunnel for 5900:localhost:5900 as well.
Then, to use the tunnel, you should be pointing your browser to
NOT to the remote IP.
Bob Cohen wrote:
>I'm a newbee with SSH tunneling. I've read reams of documentation but I'd like someone to verify if my setup is OK. Here's what I've got:
>Home computer - Windows 2000, CYGWIN server, VNC Java Viewer, Putty, Netgear router with port 22 forwarded to the home computer address.
>Remote Computer - Windows XP, VNC Server, Linksys router with ports 5800 & 5900 forwarded to the remote IP address.
>Putty is setup with the host name of the remote computer. The tunnel is set up with port 5800 and the ip address of the remote computer and port 5800.
>I am connecting from the home to the remote. I start putty and I get a login prompt. I login with my home computer Windows 2000 ID and password (I'm an administrator). I get a $ prompt. I then start the VNC JAVA viewer and am able to connect to the remote which is has the VNC server started as a service.
>My question is am I really connected though the tunnel or just being fooled because I setup incorrectly? How can I tell? When I'm in the middle of a connection, I can close putty (SSH) and still continuing working with the remote machine. I would think I would lose the connection.
>Thanks in advance!!!
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