I can still recall the excitement of the first time I tried to access and administer a remote system using SSH. Accessing my shell at a remote machine securely, being able to do local and remote port forwarding in order to access remote services through encrypted tunnels, X forwarding, secure file transfers using scp or…
This article describes in brief how to configure VNC server instances for one or multiple users on a remote machine, how to use VNC to start graphical applications on boot and finally how to enhance security by connecting to the server through encrypted SSH tunnels.
In this article I describe how to configure the SSH server, so that users authenticate using keys, how to generate DSA keys using ssh-keygen, how to configure ssh-agent and finally how to use ssh-add to manage cached passphrases.
I’m writing a VNC mini howto and I got stuck with something. I wanted to do the following with a single command: create the SSH tunnel (local port forwarding) execute vncviewer on the local machine have the SSH tunnel to be automatically closed at the time vncviewer was closed