Public/Private Key Control
miguel.realvnc "at" zoemail.net
Mon Nov 7 15:49:01 2005
I'm interested in VNC Personal or Enterprise edition because of the apparent
support of encryption and identity key exchange. I currently use OpenSSH
under Windows and RealVNC FE. This setup is a bit of a kludge and as I
don't use OpenSSH for anything except to control access to the host and
encrypt the VNC session, I am hoping to simplify my setup by having RealVNC
handle all of this. Unfortunately, I don't see any specifics about advanced
Ideally, I'd like to have the viewer executable and it's key installed on a
removable USB drive for travel without having the viewer installing any key
information on the client. I'd like to configure the server to only accept
connections from a specific set of known/trusted viewer keys and configure
the viewer to connect to a single known/trusted host key. I've looked
through the docs but I don't see how this might be configured. I've tested
the Enterprise application and can't find any key administration. I've
tested a connection with the viewer it does warn before the first connection
to the "unknown" host, but I don't see where I can configure this in advance
of making a connection to ensure I am only connecting to the known host.
Is what I seek possible? My other option is to go with WinSSHD and continue
using the free version of RealVNC but I'd prefer to have just a single
application handling this task.
Any advice or information is appreciated.