Doing secure tunneling in the VNC free edition
whooper "at" freeshell.org
Fri Feb 10 14:33:41 2006
John Favaro wrote:
> The discussion on being hacked during VNC sessions and solving it with
> secure tunneling prompted me to try to find out how to do it (with the
> free version). I'm using Windows XP. I couldn't really figure it out. I
> could only find OpenSSH, which is Unix,
OpenSSH can be used on Microsoft platforms via Cygwin. Some googling will
turn up links. If you don't need the full Cygwin environment,
something like copSSH is probably what you want.
> and there is Putty, which is
> Windows but I
> couldn't understand whether and how that is used in VNC.
PuTTY is an SSH client. You can using it to connect to the SSH server and
create your tunnels.
> I wasn't able to
> find a how-to guide in the VNC documentation
> Is there somebody here who has actually done it in this context and can
> give me a list of steps to do? Thanks for any guidance here.
Another option you might want to look at is a more Microsoft centric
tunnel. Zebedee even uses VNC as an example. Stunnel is also
 - http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=windows+openssh+server
 - http://itefix.no/copssh
 - http://home.highertech.net/~john/Putty-Tunnel/putty-tunnel.html
 - http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/Research/DTG/attarchive/vnc/sshvnc.html
 - http://www.winton.org.uk/zebedee/
 - http://www.securityfocus.com/infocus/1677