May 26, 2018

Enhanced TightVNC Viewer (SSVNC: SSL/SSH VNC viewer)

The Enhanced TightVNC Viewer package started as a project to add some patches to the long neglected Unix TightVNC Viewer. However, now the front-end GUI and wrapper scripts features dwarf the Unix TightVNC Viewer patches see the lists below.

It adds a GUI for Windows, Mac OS X, and Unix that automatically starts up STUNNEL SSL tunnel for SSL or SSH connections to x11vnc, and then launches the TightVNC Viewer to use the tunnel. It also enables SSL encrypted VNC connections to any other VNC Server running an SSL tunnel, such as STUNNEL, at their end. It can be used to perform SSH tunnelled connections to any VNC Server as well. The tool has many additional features see below for a list.

The short name for this project is “ssvnc” for SSL/SSH VNC Viewer.

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