VNC over SSH solutions? Or similar?
Posted on 2006-07-11
I have been wanting to be able to access my home computer from work. VNC looks like a good choice but it doesn't encrypt everything. So the obvious solution that most suggest is VNC over SSH. So I set up OpenSSH under Cygwin on my XP box at home and after much messing around with VNC and PuTTY on both my home and work computers, I finally got it to work. But it was a huge hassle.
Are there any simpler all in one solutions? Couldn't someone just come up with a simple package that does VNC over SSH by default without messing around with three or more seperate programs (PuTTY, OpenSSH, VNC and in my case also Cygwin)?!
Are there any solutions that resemble what I'm looking for? An all in one package that has a simple server install and an easy to use standalone viewer? And is secure?
Also, I'd rather not spend $200.00 on pcAnywhere either. So it is not an option.