Accessing Windows XP Desktop (Home Edition) remotely
Andrew L. Gould
algould at datawok.com
Tue Mar 22 13:28:45 PST 2005
On Tuesday 22 March 2005 03:26 pm, Ean Kingston wrote:
> > On Tuesday 22 March 2005 02:18 pm, Christopher Nehren wrote:
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> >> On 2005-03-22, daniel scribbled these
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> >> > security note:
> >> > vnc is *not* encrypted and is not generally considered secure.
> >> > any ports you open/forward should be directed to your ip only.
> >> > even better, try a knocking daemon.
> >> This is why you set up an SSH tunnel between the two machines. The
> >> Handbook (as always) shows how to do this, with examples.
> >> Best Regards,
> >> Christopher Nehren
> > To forward a VNC session through SSH, the user will need to install
> > a SSH application on the Windows computer. PuTTY is a free
> > example, and is available at:
> > http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/
> AFAIK Putty is a client only. The original user wanted to access his
> WinXP Home system from FreeBSD. So, Putty isn't going to do it. I
> think there is an OpenSSH implementation (both client and server) for
> Win32 that runs on XP. I know the cygwin implementation works (but
> the original poster may not want that much added to the XP system).
> http://www.cygwin.com/ and http://www.openssh.org/
You're right -- good catch.
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