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Re: more Fedora Cookbook: VNC



On Sat, 5 Jan 2008, John Summerfield wrote:

> Robert P. J. Day wrote:
>
> >
> > > # Use "-localhost" to prevent remote VNC clients connecting except
> > > when # doing so through a secure tunnel.  See the "-via" option in
> > > the # `man vncviewer' manual page.
> >
> > i only recently noticed the "-via" option, but the man page
> > explanation for that is hideously uninformative in terms of explaining
> > what my options are for the "gateway" system.  assuming i can use the
> > VNC client system itself as the gateway, if i'm currently connecting
> > using:
> >
> >   $ vncviewer 192.168.1.100:5901
> >
> > how precisely would i extend that to add a "-via" option?  that
> > *would* be worth adding to the recipe.
>
>
> I've notice -via before, and am at least as confused as you are.
> However, my LANs are small enough and my VNCs and firewalls tight
> enough that i simply don't trouble myself with making it listen to a
> specific IP address.

oh, wait, it works thusly (at least in my case):

  $ vncviewer -via localhost <VNC server IP>:1

which would seem to make sense in the trivial case -- i want the
localhost (VNC client system) to act as the SSH gateway.  i'll play
with this some more to see what else needs explaining.

rday
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