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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.

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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