I need to use OpenGL on a remote Win 10 computer so can't use RDP. I also need a secure connection so VNC over SSH looks like a good solution.

So far I've installed and configured OpenSSH and TightVNC servers on the remote Windows computer. I've confirmed TightVNC server is listening on port 5900.

I then followed this guide to configure PuTTy with port tunneling.

I've also set AllowTcpForwarding yes in sshd_config on the remote computer.

I can successfully connect/login to the remote Windows computer using PuTTy with tunneling setup for port 5900.

But when I try to connect to or localhost:5900 in the TightVNC viewer it fails to connect giving "Connection has been gracefully closed" error.

What am I missing?


Got it working, I was entering the IP I wanted to tunnel to in PuTTy tunnel config not I don't know why this works, some docs say to use and other say to use the IP of the remote machine.

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