[mythtv-users] vnc on headless backend

Peter Loron peterl at standingwave.org
Sun Dec 6 20:42:26 UTC 2009

On Dec 6, 2009, at 12:36 PM, Michael Lemstad Maymann wrote:

> On Sun, 2009-12-06 at 19:39 +0000, Mike Perkins wrote:
>> Robert Johnston wrote:
>>> On 06/12/2009 2:49 AM, Michael Lemstad Maymann wrote:
>>>> Hi Robert,
>>>> Thanks for your reply :-)
>>>> I know VNC is not the most secure solution - but that's ok for this
>>>> task...
>>>> Also, I can only find XMing for Windows - I'm running MythBuntu 9.10 -
>>>> Is it for Linux also ?
>>> If you're connecting from one linux box to another, it's even easier.
>>> Just type "ssh -X username at remotehost".
>>> That'll give you a terminal with X forwarded. So you can type 
>>> "mythtv-setup" and get it on your local machine.
>> Sod's law says that if you do that it might not work because of security 
>> restrictions. try
>> ssh -Y username at remotehost
>> instead, which will allow you to bypass some restrictions - should be safe for a 
>> home network.
> Hi Mike & Robert,
> Thanks for your reply...
> I would like to use vnc (I know of the security issues this involves) -
> I have to connect through a NAT device from Internet sometimes - anyone
> know how to do this ?

Tunnel the connection through SSH.

You'll need to set up a portmap on your router/NAT device to forward SSH connections from the outside world to your box.

Google has wads of info on how to do this.


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