I am playing with my sexy new Ubuntu 10.04 server
I am trying to tunnel x11vnc through SSH to putty.
Steps I took (all from my Windows 7 client)
- open putty (0.60)
- Enter the server address under host name. The server is the DMZ computer on my home network. The client is behind NAT. The server has a dynamic DNS so I entered "xyz.dyndns.org" under host name. (yes, the real server is something other than "xyz" please don't go hack )
- Under SSH--> Tunnels--> I enter 5900 under "source port" and "127.0.0.1:5900" under destination.
- Click Add
- Click Open
- enter username and password
- type "x11vnc -usepw" it confirms that the server is running and serving at 5900. I have also confirmed that there are no firewall rules blocking access to 5900 and one allowing access to everyody (no, I won't leave it like that for long).
- open TightVNC viewer
- type in 127.0.0.1:5900
and it responds:
sorry loopback connections are not enabled
The error log at D:\Users\dreber\AppData\Roaming\TightVNC is blank.