Establish an SSH Tunnel Using PuTTY on Windows

by on May.20, 2005, under Windows Info

Creating An SSH Tunnel For VNC Using PuTTY

The first step is to launch PuTTY. The PuTTY Configuration will open. Enter in the “Hostname (or IP Address)” field. Also, select the “SSH” radio button.

Enter the hostname in the configuration window

Click on “Tunnels” on the left hand side. The window will change to reflect this new selection.

Enter the tunnel information

From the “Connect” window, click the “New Session” button (third from the left.).

Start by entering the following information:

* Protocol: ssh2
* Hostname: hostname.goes.here

Then click “Port Forwarding” under “Category”.

Click the “Add” button.

To create the tunnel, you must enter the requested information in the following manner:

* Local port: 5900
* Remote port: 5900

If your VNC session number is 0 you would enter 5900 for both Local and Remote port.

When you have finished: click the “Ok” button. The new session window will update to reflect your changes.

Click the “Ok” button to complete the addition of the new session. To use the session you have created: double-click the session name. Authenticate as usual.

The last step is to start your VNC client. When prompted for hostname:
use localhost:5900 instead of hostname.goes.here:5900

Get it?


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