Monday, July 27, 2009

Encrypting VNC Traffic with Putty

Assuming you are using a Windows Clients and you wish to have a Secure Shell Connection to Windows, you have to do the followings:

Step 1: Assuming you have launch the VNC Session at the vncserver Server
$ vncserver

New ' (root)' desktop is
Starting applications specified in /root/.vnc/xstartupLog file is /root/.vnc/

Step 2: Configuration at the SSH Client
  • At Putty Client, Enter the IP of hostname of the VNCServer
  • On the left-hand pane, click Connection > SSH > Tunnels
  • Source Port: 590x (depending on the return port above in step 1)
  • Destination Port: (depending on the return port in step 1)
  • Connect to the Server via SSH

Step 3: Use the VNC Client to connect to local VNC Port. On the TightVNC connection,
$ localhost:2

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