Software projects/OS/Slackware/Advanced usage/VNC
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VNC is not a secure protocol
- So don't use it over an unsecured network, like internet.
- There are methods to secure VNC, one of the neatest is to drive VNC through a SSH tunnel. Will explain this later.
x11vnc --forever --display :0
- You can now connect from outside, using the port 5900, and manage what is displayed on the real OP screen.
- To make this permanent under Xfce, go in the menu -> Settings -> Settings Manager -> Session and Startup -> Application Autostart tab, then check "x11vnc".
Pandora as a standalone VNC server
- As user, launch:
- You're prompted to create a password, then prompted again for a view-only password, ie. for an observer-only.
- For security reasons, avoid typing the same as those you created for your Linux accounts.
- Then the vncserver starts and gives you this info:
Log file is /home/user/.vnc/darkstar:1.log
- The :1 means the server run on graphical server :1 . The normal display you use when you're under, ie. Xfce, is :0 .
- You can now connect from outside, using the port 5901. If you run a second server :2, you will connect to it using the port 5902, etc..