Log in remotely and securely

Discussion in 'macOS' started by raymondh, Jul 25, 2009.

  1. raymondh macrumors newbie

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    Oct 19, 2007
    #1
    Up until Friday, I had a Linux server in my office that, among other things, served as a remote login using NXServer. The thing I liked best about NXServer was that ALL of the data was sent over ssh on port 22. This meant that along with the security of ssh, I also only had to open a single port.

    The Linux server has been taken offline and everything moved to a MacPro. The only thing I don't have set up is a way to remotely log in to my network. I know I can still log in with ssh but I would like to be able to run a GUI when I log in.

    What's out there that will allow me to do this? I know about VNC and have used it in the past but it lacks the single secure port option (I believe).

    Thanks,

    Ray
     
  2. plinden macrumors 68040

    plinden

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2004
    #2
    You can use ssh tunneling.

    1. Turn on Screen sharing on your Mac.

    2. Open an ssh tunnel:
    ssh username@mac -L <somelocalport>/localhost/5900

    This means that all traffic you send to your selected <somelocalport> on your local will be routed to the Mac's 5900 port, over ssh. 5900 is the vnc/screen sharing port.

    3. Run a vnc client on your local machine and connect to your localhost:somelocalport.
     

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