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How to *securely* run Leopard Screen Sharing (vnc over ssh)

Hi there,

I'd like to run Apple Screen Sharing to remotely connect to a machine running Leopard, but Apple's vnc solution ("Screen Sharing") is not secure enough for my liking.

I'd feel much more comfortable if  everything was running over SSH, removing pasword authentication and only able to connect from a machine that has my SSH private key.

This used to be easy in Tiger using 'OSXvnc' -- which had an option, "Only allow local connections (require SSH)" -- but apparently this is not compatible with Leopard.

Anyone know how I can accomplish this?

Thanks in advance for any help,

1 Solution
If you can enable incoming ssh connections on the leopard machine, then you can ssh in from the leopard machine and forward a port, then connect to yourself on the tunnel port.


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