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[Discuss] vnc

I know "you can do it" as I did it about 10 years ago. Today, however, I
would restrict access to an openvpn configured subnet.

That was you can issue keys to people to whom you would allow access, and
they can log in with they regular passwords.

> Hi All,
> I'm installing red hat enterprise linux on a server at home and I'm
> tweaking the vnc service setup. I've followed the instructions in the
> system admin guide, but I'm not liking the final set up. Basically I've
> enabled vncserver for a user registered on the system. When I reboot,
> the system spawns off Xvnc for the user. When I run vncviewer, I issue
> my password and then I have a vnc window of the desktop of the user on
> the system.
> My problem with this is that the password I issue to open up the
> vncviewer window to access the desktop of the user is not part of the
> /etc/passwd file, but some clear text password file. There are warnings
> in the documentation about this.
> What I would like is to be able to somehow start an Xvnc session in
> which gdm is started, and then when I run vncviewer and issue the
> password, I'm placed into a gdm login screen, at which point I select my
> user and password and log in. This is the model of the old Xterminals of
> the 1990s.
> does anyone have any tips/tricks on how to set up Xvnc or a vncserver
> set up so that I get a gdm login screen instead of going directly into
> the user's desktop?
> Thanks in advance. Steve.
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