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- (Newbie) SSH Install Problems...
August 4, 2003, 7:56 pm
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SSH on my work computers. I have read much about SSH, but am still
having a problems concerning how to setup SSH on the office machine
only. I don't want to have SSH setup on any remote machine. What
program (freeware preferrably) can I use with VNC (www.realvnc.com) to
create a SSH tunnel on my office machine, while allowing any remote
access into them?
I have visited VNC's forum and most (if not all) talk about examples
with linux/unix machines. I only have windows, only use windows!
They also have articles that claim I need the software setup on each
end of the connection...
If SSH is setup on the work machine w/internet access (aDSL), will all
other applications that access the internet through this machine (ICS)
have to be configured to go through the SSH tunnel? Or can I only use
SSH with VNC?
For that matter, what is better... VNC or VPN? Is one a better setup
with SSH than the other?
winxp (home version)
- Richard E. Silverman
August 5, 2003, 4:32 am
Re: (Newbie) SSH Install Problems...
Bob> I need to use VNC from remote into my work computer. I need to
Bob> setup SSH on my work computers. I have read much about SSH, but
Bob> am still having a problems concerning how to setup SSH on the
Bob> office machine only. I don't want to have SSH setup on any
Bob> remote machine.
You have to; to talk to an SSH server, you need an SSH client.
Bob> If SSH is setup on the work machine w/internet access (aDSL),
Bob> will all other applications that access the internet through this
Bob> machine (ICS) have to be configured to go through the SSH tunnel?
Bob> Or can I only use SSH with VNC?
This doesn't make sense; the "or" implies that this is an alternative to
your previous statement, but they have nothing to do with one another.
Bob> For that matter, what is better... VNC or VPN?
These are apples and oranges; the question does not make sense. You
could, for example, secure a VNC connection using either SSH or a VPN.
Bob> Is one a better setup with SSH than the other?
Again, this does not makse sense. You might have VNC rely on a VPN for
security, but you would not set up a VPN "with" SSH, in the sense of one
relying on the other; they are different technologies operating at
different levels, for different purposes.
Re: (Newbie) SSH Install Problems...
Richard is right. You need a client to use it on one end, and a server
on the other. There are also some published Java/SSH tools that could be
run on a server so that you can use any modern browser as a client.
No. SSH is a single protocol that goes across one port, like SMTP for
email, HTTP for web pages, and FTP (which actually uses two ports, but
never mind about *that*!). It doesn't provide a VPN, doesn't replace
your network configuration, etc.
VPN provides full network connectivity with an encrypted channel for
your client machine or your remote network. Like dialing up with a
modem, it pretends that you are actually part of the VPN server's
network and drives all the traffic from anywhere on that remote network
for your client through that connection, and vice versa.
VNC provides remote control over a remote machine. Tunneled through SSH,
it is *much* simpler to setup and provides full control over the remote
machine, allowing you to reconfigure it or run programs on that specific
As Richard said: apples and oranges.
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