Single use vnc-over-ssh connection

ssh -f -L 5900:localhost:5900 your.ssh.server "x11vnc -safer -localhost -nopw -once -display :0"; vinagre localhost:5900
This command 1. SSH into a machine 2. Tunnels VNC port to your local computer ("-L 5900:localhost:5900") 3. Runs a single use vnc server ("x11vnc -safer -localhost -nopw -once -display :0") 4. Goes into the background ("-f") 5. Runs VNC viewer on the local computer connecting to the remote machine via the newly created SSH tunnel ("vinagre localhost:5900")

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By: johnquail
2010-12-29 08:41:10

What Others Think

Nice. Too bad you posted this a week after I needed it. I was forced to read the man page. ;-) By the way, -once isn't necessary as it is the default for x11vnc. Also, -nopw can be left out, although x11vnc will give you a warning message that no password is being used.
hackerb9 · 394 weeks and 1 day ago
I'll try to post one week earlier from now on :-)
johnquail · 394 weeks ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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