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Automate reverse VNC connection using Vine Sever
Authored by: stottm on Dec 29, '10 08:09:38AM

I used to do something similar to remote control a Windows XP box. I had UltraVNC on the WinXP computer as well as PuTTY doing a reverse ssh tunnel. I then used the Mac's builtin VNC to connect to a local port that re-routed to the WinXP via the ssh tunnel. This is a lot of work, but entertaining to figure out...

Better to just download the Team Viewer app which is completely cross-platform, free for personal use, encrypted (AES-256), includes files transfer, and is about twice as fast as BackToMyMac or VNC. It works through firewalls and NAT routers.

http://teamviewer.com/

Works on Windows, Mac, Linux, and even Mobile such as iPhone/iPad/Android!



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Automate reverse VNC connection using Vine Sever
Authored by: karog on Dec 29, '10 09:13:14AM

I used to do the putty reverse ssh thing with my father. Now I have set up dd-wrt with vpn server on his router and vpn in bridged (tap). Then I am local on his lan and can do anything including VNC securely. He doesn't have to do anything as his VNC server is always running but only available on the LAN.

I use tomatousb myself and will update his router next time I am there as I fear remote router firmware update.



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