[thelist] remote administration utils

Chris W. Parker cparker at swatgear.com
Mon Dec 9 18:46:00 CST 2002

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Max Kanat-Alexander [mailto:maxka at cats.ucsc.edu]
> Sent: Monday, December 09, 2002 4:39 PM
> To: thelist at lists.evolt.org
> Subject: RE: [thelist] remote administration utils

>          Despite this, I use VNC and also recommended it to
> the place I
> work, where they use it almost ubiquitously. If you need some sort of
> better security, you could block off ports 5900 and 5800 in
> the router, and
> then VNC would only be accessible from inside the LAN or
> through the VPN.

ok, i think i get this.

you are saying that if i were only to use this within our LAN, i could
instruct the firewall to allow requests from the internet to ports ports
5900 and 5800. but i'm a bit confusd about the VPN part. would i need to
block those ports on our firewall here, and also in the clients router?
(assuming his dsl "modem" can even block ports, which i doubt).

what would be your suggestion with this?

(and i believe the firewall already blocks everything except what i have
explicity told it to allow. 25, 80, 443, and a few others.)


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