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Old 12-04-2006, 09:53 PM   #1
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TightVnc & Putty


Hello,

I know these questions have come up before and I have read the various threads about TightVnc pub haven't found a good answer to my questions.

I found Putty and TightVNC on a W2K machine and I want to connect to my Linux machine.

Do I use Putty, VNC or both to do this. If it's one or the other which is perferred?

Why would one want the two of them on his machine.

Thanks.
 
Old 12-04-2006, 10:07 PM   #2
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most people are going to tell you to use putty to connect via ssh (ie a secure telnet) which is preferred if what you need to do can be done via command line. If youre trying to learn, play around, or must be in the GUI to accomplish a particular task, I would suggest using VNC. By default VNC is not encrypted so personally I use both to encrypt the VNC session through the ssh session, but thats another topic.

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Old 12-05-2006, 11:09 AM   #3
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Thanks rydunn,

***By default VNC is not encrypted so personally I use both to encrypt the VNC session through the ssh session, but thats another topic. ***

I don't quite understand what you mean by the above. Does this mean that first you bring up putty then use VNC? If you could clear up this I sure would appreciate it. thanks again.
 
Old 12-05-2006, 12:45 PM   #4
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Since VNC runs over a simple single TCP/IP socket, you can tunnel it through an SSH connection.

You will need to do some configuring to Putty to allow this, but yes bring up putty then VNC. You can close your VNC ports now (5900-5999) since they are no longer needed (ie you will be going through the SSH tunnel on whatever port that was setup on (default is 23))

http://wheatstraw.is-a-geek.org/VNC%...Tunneling.html
 
  


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