[SOLVED] ConnectBot - How To SSH tunneling

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  1. RedNeck-LQ

    RedNeck-LQ Guest

    Hello android fans,

    I've downloaded an app from the market called Connect bot. This app says it can do ssh tunneling.

    Does anyone know how I can do this with Connect Bot?

    I've search the options within the program but could not find any info.

    I would greatly appreciate any help thanks.

    PS: If anyone know of another aap I can use to do ssh tunneling into my linux box, that would be helpful too.


  2. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande? VIP Member

  3. RedNeck-LQ

    RedNeck-LQ Guest

    Thanks alostpacket for your reply.

    I've found this link below on ssh tunneling with Connectbot. They call it Ports Forwarding.

    SSH Tunneling On Android | Shantanu's Technophilic Musings

    BTW, I am using android vncviewer as you suggested. :)

    Anyway, I followed the directions from the link above and it worked. The reason ssh tunneling is important is because VNC is not secure as I read and heard.

    When you enter a password to log into your VNC server, it is sent as clear text with no encryption and if there are any man-in-the-middle snooping by, they can steal your password.

    Now I can use android vncviewer with connectbot to secure VNC traffic.

    Thanks again for your reply.
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  4. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande? VIP Member

    Indeed vnc is not nearly as safe as SSH tunneling, thanks for posting back the tutorial :)

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