Wrapping or Disguising VNC Data to Look Like HTTP
jnw "at" realvnc.com
Mon Feb 20 18:22:02 2006
The problem posed by the original poster was specifically that of connecting
out via an HTTP proxy. If only HTTP access to the outside world is
permitted (which is surprisingly common) then technologies such as those you
refer to won't be of any use.
Wez @ RealVNC Ltd.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: vnc-list-admin "at" realvnc.com
> [mailto:vnc-list-admin "at" realvnc.com] On Behalf Of John Aldrich
> Sent: 20 February 2006 16:15
> To: 'Hal Vaughan'
> Cc: RealVNC List (E-mail)
> Subject: RE: Wrapping or Disguising VNC Data to Look Like HTTP
> Hal Vaughan scribbled on :
> >> What about SSH? There are Windows-native SSH servers
> >> available, plus it has the benefit of encrypting the
> >> traffic. :-) John
> > I've tried ssh and it won't get through the firewall.
> > Unless (and this is quite possible) ssh is able to mimic
> > HTTP traffic so it looks like HTTP requests.
> Hmm..boy, they really do have it locked down tight. Guess
> you're probably
> right about needing to emulate HTTP traffic. Maybe you can
> use that app that
> keeps getting mentioned which is supposed to not require
> poking holes in
> firewalls... :-) I forget what it is, but someone affiliated with that
> "helper" app keeps mentioning it all the time, so it'll probably get
> mentioned here shortly. ;-)
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