Wrapping or Disguising VNC Data to Look Like HTTP
hal "at" thresholddigital.com
Tue Feb 21 16:15:03 2006
On Tuesday 21 February 2006 03:17, Pablo J Royo wrote:
> Hello Hal:
> Take a look to:
> I must admit it is not a usual solution , but it could be an option if your
> web server is an 1.3.X Apache one and you have control over it.
> What it does is to cipher with SSL all outgoing traffic at client, and to
> decipher it at the end web server, forwarding to the final VNC server.
> Also, the end Web server keeps on serving HTTP requests, so with your 443
> port you can serve both VNC and HTTP at the same time.
When I first saw this, I thought, "No way!", since I don't want to add any
more middleware than I need. But it has a link to stunnel, which I'm
examining now and that may prove to be exactly what I need. That would be a
huge relief, since I spent most of yesterday and last night looking into
sockets and SSL in Java. I reached the conclusion it can be done in Java,
and probably fairly easily (at least easy in relation to anything in Java --
a simple Perl script of 15 lines takes literally 150-200 lines in Java). I'd
just have to learn a lot before I can do it. If stunnel works, it'd save me
several days of work!
So thanks for what could save me a lot of work. I'll post if it works and, if
it does, I'll post enough info on how to do it so others can set it up.