remote desktop question

kevincpyeung1974-kde at kevincpyeung1974-kde at
Wed Dec 15 05:46:04 GMT 2004


There are a number of reasons why you want to do it on
ssh, chief among which 
is you don't trust the Internet _and_ your office
network. Being on VPN 
shields you from the dangers of the former and ssh
helps with the latter.

Supposed krfb is listening on port 5900 on your work
computer. Then, from your 
home computer, you do:

ssh -L 5900: workpc

What this does is you ssh into your work computer and
at the same time ssh 
listens on port 5900 on your _home_ computer. Whatever
connects to home:5900 
is forward on ssh to workpc:5900.

Then, at home, you do:

krdc localhost:5900

That's it. BTW, why don't you just use vnc? You can do
vnc securely via ssh this way. I also do X/ssh (:0 is
port 6000, :1 = 6001, etc).


 --- Larry Howe <larry.howe at> wrote:   
> On Tuesday 14 December 2004 04:20, Sylvain
> "Skarsnik" Colinet wrote:
> > Hi.
> > I want to use the remote desktop feature to use my
> computer at work.
> > I can only access my computer with ssh and I want
> to start the krfb
> > server to access my desktop, So is there a trick
> to start the server
> > and configure it only on ssh ?
> Not sure why you need to start it via ssh? I was
> able to go into Desktop 
> Sharing and set up my computer at work to "accept
> uninvited connections" and 
> "allow uninvited connections to control the
> desktop". Now, if I VPN into my 
> work network, I just startup Remote Desktop
> Connection on my end and type my 
> computer's name into the box, it asks me for the
> password, and then I have a 
> window with the remote computer's desktop in it,
> which I can control.
> Note that this is a little bit different than
> getting a remote login. By the 
> way, if you know of a way to do a remote X Window
> login, I'd be interested in 
> knowing how to set that up.
> Suse91 / KDE 3.2
> Larry
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