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vnc through ssh for windows
From: NoSpam <nospam () dranem org>
Date: Sat, 04 Dec 2004 00:37:39 -0400

Michael Puchol wrote:


Just make sure you are talking about the Enterprise version of RealVNC,
which does have AES, and authentication of server and viewer. The standard
VNC protocol is non-encrypted, and the password security is laughable. In
TightVNC implementations you type a password over 8 characters at the server
configuration, and you are nicely reminded that only the first 8 characters
will be used anyway.

I run TightVNC over SSH2, which benefits from the extra compression the
tunnel provides. I use strong auth at the SSH2 stage, with other filtering
added at lower layers, so it's pretty safe that way.

Best regards,


----- Original Message ----- From: "Stephane Auger" <stephaneauger () pre2post com>
To: "Brian Bemis" <brian_bemis () hotmail com>;
<security-basics () securityfocus com>
Sent: Wednesday, December 01, 2004 8:46 PM
Subject: RE: pcAnywhere question


 I'm using Remote Desktop to manage my Windows XP clients and Windows
2000/2003 servers.  It runs pretty good, but we have VPNs set up for
when we connect.  The encryption in Terminal Services, in my opinion, is
good but a VPN's always the best solution, and adds almost no overhead.
A second nice solution is VNC (www.realvnc.com), which projects the
desktop as if you were locally connected, unlike Terminal Services which
is a remote session.  I usually have both enabled.  That way, I used
remote desktop, and if I need to do something "locally", or TS crashes,
VNC's available as a backdoor.  VNC also has encryption and password

How is the setup on a windows box setup?   with ssh  as the transport?????

for Either PCAnywhere or  VNC [any flavour]
with ssh  as the transport?????

I assume it needs to be piped through  something like cygwin/ssh????

any pointers appreciated
for all OSes   but windows specificaly
windows 98/2k/xp/server  & linux/unix/mac osx [os9 unlikely]

Have not found a good recipe so far  ;-{



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