you need to have port 22 open your firewall, since that is what ssh uses.
for putty, there should be an option to configure port forwarding. do it
from local to server and on whatever port you VNC from, my guess is 4899.
you should have ssh-server running on the machine you want to connect to,
and make sure TightVNC is configured to allow loopback connections. then
when you use VNC to connect, connect to localhost instead of your remote
server. this link: http://pigtail.net/LRP/vnc/ should explain how to do it,
just consider your work machine the road warrior and change the port
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I am not using VPN. I would only need vpn if I were connecting from
home-to-work, but I want to connect from work-to-home.
The dlink router is my router at home and is my firewall, and the port I
have open on the router is 4899.
Yes I can ping my IP address from work. I can also use tightvnc to connect
from work-to-home machine.
It is the configuration of putty that I need help with. I just want to make
sure my data is secure when doing a vnc session.
I am confused on how the ssh session actually works with vnc, it the ssh
session only needed on the system(server) you are trying to connect to, or
do you have to run an actual ssh session from the client-to-server machine?
Either way, I am unsure how to do get the vnc tunneling working correctly.
I am having a problem with trying to get tight vnc tunneling to work with
<wb> putty. Actually it is the putty part that is not working.
<wb> I have a work machine:
<wb> Windows 2000 service Pack 4
<wb> Tight VNC version 1.2.9 that I downloaded from this url:
<wb> I have home machine:
<wb> Windows XP
<wb> Tight VNC version 1.2.9
<wb> I have a dlink router with port 4899 open for the tightvnc. All other
ports <wb> are locked down as tight as I am aware to get them.
<wb> From work using Tightvnc I can get to my home machine great. Good <wb>
<wb> I would like a walk-through steps or a good url maybe to try to figure
out <wb> how to get this tunneling thing to work with the putty.
<wb> *Note-from reading around, I have also dis-abled fast user switching in
<wb> windows xp and remote desktop sharing is disabled and also win xp
built-in <wb> firewall is disabled.
<wb> Thank You,
<wb> Wayne Burlingame
What is the configuration of your work machine, is it behind a firewall as
well? Are you able to ping it from home? Are you using VPN to access the
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