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Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: New Jersey, USA
Insane since: Oct 2000

posted posted 01-08-2004 21:35

I had been using MS's Remote Desktop but stopped using it due to all the security issues I've read about. I came across this article the other day about a setup for a remote desktop that's not platform dependant and seems to be fairly secure. It uses VNC, Stunnel, and OpenSSL to create secure tunnels that it sends the info it encrypts through from the viewer that you can install on any machine, to the server on the shared desktop. It uses a public/private key scheme to keep your info secure.

Has anybody read about or used this setup at all? I was wondering if there's any problems I should know about before I get comfortable using it too much.

For anybody who's interested in having a remote desktop to use without all the inherent security problems that come with M$ remote desktop you should check this out. the article I've linked to talks you through the setup of it in a very clear manner. I had no problems at all setting this up... and if I didn't have any problems, they had to be good directions.


Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: Rochester, New York, USA
Insane since: May 2000

posted posted 01-08-2004 22:23

I have heard of no major problems when connecting through an SSH tunnel. The only time you might get into trouble is when you intitially set up the key pair. If the key pair is intercepted during transfer then your session is open to the interceptor, elsewise you should be pretty well protected.


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