Boston Linux & UNIX was originally founded in 1994 as part of The Boston Computer Society. We meet on the third Wednesday of each month at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in Building E51.

BLU Discuss list archive

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

[Discuss] vnc

On 08/24/2014 01:09 PM, Richard Pieri wrote:
> Right tool for the job and all that.
> That said, I'd avoid using OpenVPN. I don't like X.509. I want X.509 to
> die in a fire. I want it to die painfully and permanently and never
> bother anyone ever again. For Linux to Linux I'd use Layer 3 tunneling
> over SSH using sshuttle to handle the heavy lifting.

I use sshuttle for a very particular situation, but the way it works,
with a few hacks, looks much less cleaner than OpenVPN. I've been using
OpenVPN for many years without trouble, either at Layer 2 or Layer 3,
and the network configuration is much more clear than the magic that
sshuttle does. Why the dislike of X.509 ?

Coming back to the topic, if not using XDMCP, one can use x11vnc to
direct to the login screen, by passing the auth parameter, something
like this:

sudo x11vnc -ncache 10 -auth /var/run/lightdm/root/:0

The auth parameter argument can be found by looking at the running X:

ps ax | fgrep -- -auth



BLU is a member of BostonUserGroups
BLU is a member of BostonUserGroups
We also thank MIT for the use of their facilities.

Valid HTML 4.01! Valid CSS!

Boston Linux & Unix /