Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Remote VNC via SSH tunnel

Quick tip: To use VNC through an SSH tunnel, make SSH bind to a local port while connecting it to a remote port. Then just connect your VNC master application to the local port.

Setting up an SSH tunnel goes as follows:
ssh -N -Llocalport:remoteip:remoteport intermediate_machine
For example, if you have a remote machine at behind a server you can connect to with SSH, do:
ssh -N -L5900:
Press Ctrl-C to kill the tunnel.

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