[Box-Admins] How to connect to squeaksource.com image with a VNC client

David T. Lewis lewis at mail.msen.com
Tue Dec 31 06:23:10 UTC 2013

On Tue, Dec 31, 2013 at 05:52:16AM +0100, Levente Uzonyi wrote:
> On Mon, 30 Dec 2013, David T. Lewis wrote:
> >Updated today to provide secure VNC access to the squeaksource.com image.
> >Details are in box3 ~ssdotcom/README.
> >
> >The squeaksource.com image allows VNC connections on display number 1 with 
> >a
> >password of "Squeak01". However, for security reasons, this access can only
> >be enabled by one of the box-admins with sudo privileges on 
> >box3.squeak.org.
> >
> >How to connect to the image with VNC:
> >
> >- Log on to box3.squeak.org and determine the PID of the squeakvm that
> >is running the squeaksource.com image. Running /usr/bin/top is a quick
> >way to do this.
> >
> >- Send a SIGUSR2 signal to the VM process. For example, if the pid is
> >12345, then the command would be "sudo kill -SIGUSR2 12345".
> >
> >- Within the next 60 seconds, use a VNC client on your local computer
> >to connect to squeaksource.com:1 and log in with password "Squeak01".
> Isn't it easier and safer to tunnel the connection over ssh?

To be honest, I don't know how to do that (tunnel the connection over ssh).

My goal was just to be able to announce the ssh password (Squeak01) publicly
so that it would be possible for someone other than me to connect to the
image if necessary.


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