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Old 09-20-2008, 02:35 PM   #1
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Remote Desktop from Windows too RHEL


I want to know the best possible solution to remotely connect my RHEL server from Windows XP sp2. I did try to ocnfigure VNC on RHEL and vnc viewer on Windows but it could not be connected.

So if anyone can help me with it and i would also appreciate if i got the hole configuration changes need to be done
Old 09-20-2008, 02:56 PM   #2
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Curious: by 'remote' do you mean via the internet? Or are these machines on the same local (private) network?

Can you explain the steps you tried?

If remote via internet, you should first get SSH working. Then tunnel VNC through SSH. On windows you would use VNCviewer and Putty. Plenty of information online:

If local network, test to see if it is a firewall problem.
Old 09-21-2008, 06:11 AM   #3
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these machines are on the same local private network
Old 09-24-2008, 01:00 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by mjmwired View Post
If remote via internet, you should first get SSH working. Then tunnel VNC through SSH.
Doesn't VNC natively support encryption?


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