Remote Desktop with Linux - Encryption - Securing
Posted on 2006-07-07
Hello, In the past I have used windows to windows over the internet and locally using RealVNC Server and Real VNC Viewer, Now I have moved to the wonderful world of *nix and would like to connect to a machine over the internet using encryption to make it secure (as secure as possible)
Now i would be connecting to the machine which would be UBuntu 6.06 using UBuntu 6.06 and windows realvnc viewer
LOcally I can connect fine using remote desktop built into ubuntu and using vncviewer built into ubuntu now this works fine locally and doesnt really need to be encrypted as its local?
THis also works over the internet forwarding port 5900 but I do not feel secure doing this all in clear text with no encryption applied at all, I have tried to instal realvnc linux version but the server just says aborted after every command in the console, the vncviewer in this works though, also tried FreeNX but it just sayed killed by signal 15.
COuld you please help me securing a connection over the net, I have installed open ssh on the nix box and used putty to connect over the net but this is obviously command line and i want a full GUI