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Date:      Mon, 14 May 2007 13:59:52 -0500
From:      "Jack Barnett" <>
To:        freeBSD <>
Subject:   Fwd: VNC ??
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uh, since he's blocking my emails, here is info if anyone else is

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Jack Barnett <>
Date: May 14, 2007 1:58 PM
Subject: Re: VNC ??
To: Pete C <>

The way I have mine setup is with Tight VNC (fairly new) []
Then run it with the local option (so it binds to instead of
outside interface (for security reasons).  Then I use Putty to SSH in and
use that to port forward.

Then after I have SSH session I do VNC to "localhost:10" which drops me to
the unix desktop.

The advantages of this are:
Secure encrypted connection.
Ability to use compression (either via SSH or TightVNC)
Compression allows it to be really fast, it's fairly responsive even over a
DSL or cable line.
Also secure in the fact that your VNC port isn't hanging wide open (just
If your on the local unix box you can also just start a desktop then do
'vncviewer' and get your "remote" desktop (so it "moves around"
with you, regardless if your local or remote)

On 5/14/07, Pete C <> wrote:
> what are some of the more current ways to do remote desktop functions
> w/ FreeBSD 6.2 host and WinXP client . . googled, but alot of stuff
> out there seems to be awful old . .
> Pete C
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