View Full Version : [ubuntu] (10.04.1 Remote Desktop) - Only allow localhost?

October 20th, 2010, 03:43 AM
Is there a way to only accept SSH Tunneled VNC connections from localhost? I would like to close port 5900 on my router and only have SSH open.

October 21st, 2010, 12:43 AM
I'm probably missing something major (I haven't done Remote Desktop), but since localhost is the local machine - are you trying to SSH from the machine to itself?

October 21st, 2010, 12:50 AM
Haha not quite, I attempting to use SSH to secure my connection from my PC to a remote Ubuntu box. On my PC, I use PuTTY to initiate the SSH connection to Ubuntu (which is far away) and set up tunnels.

I would like to configure Vino to only accept local connections... Therefore, only remote desktoping into itself, or accepting my SSH connection into the machine would be allowed.

I hope that makes sense, I'm no expert!