Making TightVNC secure in connecting to Fedora 9
Hi I'm new to Linux and installed Fedora 9 on a dell server for the 1st time. We needed outside consultants to be able to connect to this particular server and do some install work. They can have the root password.
I want to use TIGHTVNC to enable them to connect securely -
I have put the server on a public IP and opened up our firewall! (big security risk!).
I'm really not sure of the best method for these guys to connect - they need full access but I've opened up ports 22, 23, 80 and wow think I'm creating a big headache for myself.
So what do you suggest is the best method to allow externals to connect.
Also I'd like the VNC Client to prompt for a user name and password but that doesnt seem to happen.
Also what happens if the linux box user is in the LOGIN prompt - can you still use VNC to create a session. I've configured vncservers and added users but I'm worried I'm wide open to attack!