[Nottingham] Re: Exposing our internal network

Tom Bird tom at marmot.org.uk
Sat Dec 3 03:34:24 GMT 2005

On Fri, Dec 02, 2005 at 01:54:56PM +0000, Peter Siepmann wrote:

> and the server also runs the vncserver service.  I've used my home 
> machine to test this out and have found that a) using a program such as 
> RealVNC viewer is not safe at all - the password is sent unencrypted and 
> b) using X11 forwarding through SSH is /much/ slower, as it actually 
> renders the application itself, rather than just a JPEG representation 
> of the display.  Any suggestions gratefully received!

SSH tunnel.  Some VNC implementations will even handle bringing up the
tunnel for you.  man ssh is a good friend here, also www.tightvnc.com
and putty if you absolutely must do this from windows.


Barcelona, Es.

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