SSL secures VNC applications

Friday, 26 January 2007, 7:35 PM EST

Want to view a desktop remotely, with more convenience than proprietary solutions and security advantages over ssh tunnelling? Here's a good way to do it, and it's a technique we haven't seen described before.

The idea is to use SSL to provide security for a simple VNC viewer embedded in a Web page. This means that essentially any Java-capable Web browser can view and interact with the remote desktop; this makes for a powerful solution to a typical situations, including telecollaboration, technical support, and provisioning.

At IBM developerWorks.

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