[BALU] Question about remote access

Nick Hudson nick.hudson at gmail.com
Wed Nov 28 09:55:13 CST 2007

What I do for my home access is the following.  Here is my ssh command

ssh -X -D 9999 -L7000: -L5900: username at host

so what this does is -X forwards a x session back to my remote
computer. -D opens a SOCKS5 port on 9999 so that basically if I am
somewhere who blocks everything with their firewall I can use my
laptop as a SOCKS5 proxy and run everything through that so I can get
IM, Web, Mail etc...  -L forwards ports so -L7000 opens up port 7000
on my remote computer and it goes to the ip address
(router) on port 80.  Then I use the -L5900 to open up a VNC
connection to my other box on my network on port 5900.
This way you run VNC over a secure port outside of your network.


On Nov 28, 2007 9:43 AM, Jeff Scarborough <jeff.scarborough at gmail.com> wrote:
> Ok thanks.  When you SSH into a box that will give you the command
> line interaction, correct?
> What if you wanted something more like VNC or Mircosoft Remote Access,
> where it is bascialy like being at the desk top GUI and all.  What
> would you have to do in that case?
> Jeff
> On Nov 28, 2007 9:27 AM, Vincent Batts <vbatts at gmail.com> wrote:
> > yes, and port forward through your router/firewall, and a dynamic dns
> > name would be beneficial too.
> >
> > vb
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Nick Hudson
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