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1. General Information

The initial planned FAQ sections are now complete (as of 02/19/05). This FAQ will be updated as the need arises or as questions or changes are requested. Thanks for taking a look at the FAQ.

1. General Information

FAQ Updates
What is this FAQ?
Can anyone contribute?
System Requirements?
What are the benefits?
Where did VNC come from?

2. Software Options
What are the basic software combinations?
Behind firewall with no port forwarding
Other Software: Radmin
Other Software: AdminMagic2

3. Software Setup

Setup OpenSSH
Setup Cygwin
Setup VNC Server
Setup Windows Remote Desktop
Setup SSL-Explorer

4. Firewall Setup

Setup Router
Setup Windows XP Firewall
Can I change the default port 3389 used for Windows XP Remote Desktop?

5. Testing

Connecting using putty with VNC
Connecting using putty with Windows Remote Desktop
Connecting using Windows Remote Desktop Directly
Connecting using VNC directly



* I updated all the pages, as I realized that the images where being hosted on a domain no longer available. Images should now be showing again.

by dpierce See Profile
last modified: 2013-10-17 16:48:32

This FAQ gives general information related to setting up the software and firewall to allow a user to connect to the desktop of a remote computer. Usual setup is connecting to your home computer from work.

by dpierce See Profile

Yes! Please allow up to 48 hours for your forum host (dpierce) to approve the submissions. If after 48 hours and you have not seen your submission, please IM the forum Host.

I would also like to take this time to mention other sites that I used to combine all of this information together and sites that offer additional information on this subject:

»www.maths.utas.edu.au/People/Hil···vnc.html
»pigtail.net/LRP/printsrv/cygwin-sshd.html
»pigtail.net/LRP/vnc/
»theillustratednetwork.mvps.org/R···nd_Users

by dpierce See Profile
last modified: 2005-06-21 00:29:07

There is always the question of: Can this program run on my system?

Answer: YES!

All of these programs use very very little amounts of processor power and memory. As long as you have a broadband connection you should have no problem running the apps mentioned in this FAQ.

by dpierce See Profile
last modified: 2005-01-15 08:58:19

The benefits of using a SSH server with your choice of remote deskop viewers enables all of your communications, including passwords, to be encrypted. Which means you can view a secure online account at home from work through the viewer without people sniffing your packets to get your password or other information.

by dpierce See Profile
last modified: 2005-01-17 00:52:07

If you want detailed informaion as to the orgins of VNC, check out this article written by Tim Waugh titled Where it came from, where it's going »cyberelk.net/tim/articles/VNC/

by dpierce See Profile
last modified: 2005-01-15 09:02:35