more Fedora Cookbook: VNC
debian at herakles.homelinux.org
Sat Jan 5 12:38:41 UTC 2008
Robert P. J. Day wrote:
>> # Use "-localhost" to prevent remote VNC clients connecting except
>> when # doing so through a secure tunnel. See the "-via" option in
>> the # `man vncviewer' manual page.
> i only recently noticed the "-via" option, but the man page
> explanation for that is hideously uninformative in terms of explaining
> what my options are for the "gateway" system. assuming i can use the
> VNC client system itself as the gateway, if i'm currently connecting
> $ vncviewer 192.168.1.100:5901
> how precisely would i extend that to add a "-via" option? that
> *would* be worth adding to the recipe.
I've notice -via before, and am at least as confused as you are.
However, my LANs are small enough and my VNCs and firewalls tight enough
that i simply don't trouble myself with making it listen to a specific
If you do that, then ssh covers you nicely:
ssh -L 5901:127.0.0.1:5901 <more options to taste> work.example.lan
and then vncviewer localhost:1
Then, if the CIA can decrypt my VPN on the fly, they then get to try ssh
1aaaaaaa at coco.merseine.nu Z1aaaaaaa at coco.merseine.nu
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