Setting up VNC Server and viewer
jerry "at" westrick.com
Mon Apr 3 13:56:01 2006
On Monday 03 April 2006 14.34, Jaroslaw Rafa wrote:
> Andreas Gieryic napisal(a):
> > That makes it much clearer. One more question. Since every workstation I
> > want to connect remotely, I know each will run VNC server. I then need to
> > open a port for each workstation (5900, 5901, 5902...)on the router-on
> > the remote side. Is this correct or is there a better way?
> Yes, you have to open a port for each workstation.
> Someone here suggested the use of VNC viewer in listening mode, where the
> connection is made in the opposite direction: from server to viewer. If you
> have a public IP address for your home machine (or can open a port), maybe
> you can try that way. But I have no experience with listening mode, so
> maybe someone else will be of better help.
> Jaroslaw Rafa
> raj "at" ap.krakow.pl
Rafa got the answer right, but...
If you have an SSH server in your office,
you can use it to:
1) encrypt the vnc connections,
2) Tunnel multiple connections over ssh
Then you don't need to open so many ports...