[CentOS] wiki - vnc -gerald and walsh, update?

Bob Hoffman bob at bobhoffman.com
Fri Mar 23 15:18:10 EDT 2012


On 3/23/2012 11:40 AM, William Hooper wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 22, 2012 at 11:03 PM, Bob Hoffman<bob at bobhoffman.com>  wrote:
> [snip]
>> opened port 5902 in iptables, restarted iptables
>> |INPUT -m state --state NEW -m tcp -p tcp --dport 5902 -j ACCEPT
> [snip]
>> in putty I made a saved session called 'vnc to my server'
>> went to connections, ssh, tunnels in putty explorer
>> added source port, 5902
>> destination I put in localhost:5902
>> click add
>> then save the whole session (go back to session page)
> [snip]
>
> Note if you are exclusively using an SSH tunnel to access your VNC,
> you don't need to open a port for VNC in the firewall.  In fact, not
> opening a direct port for VNC is a good way of enforcing the tunnel to
> secure the connection.
>
well, that makes sense.
And I like that alot. Less ports the better.
This is only for my host so I can run virt-manager.
Thanks for the great tip.

bob


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