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VNC Remote Connection using SSH Tunnel

1. Linux/Unix

Workstation can simply create a secure SSH tunnel to server and VNC remote connection can be set up locally without worrying about the link security.



ssh -Y username@server.com -p port -L 5901:*:5901
vncviewer :5901


2. Windows


Using Putty save a session with Hostname, Port, IP Address and Session name.
Now Load the session
Enable X11 forwarding in Connection - SSH - X11
Set X display location to localhost:0
Go to Tunnels insice SSH (inside Connection)
Enter 5901 in Source Port and localhost:5901 in Destination and Add
Don't forget to Save your session now.

Once saved load session connect to it and now you are ready for VNC View.
Inside your VNC Client or VNC Viewer select localhost:1

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