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

Tobias Pape Das.Linux at gmx.de
Tue Dec 31 12:10:02 UTC 2013

On 31.12.2013, at 07:23, David T. Lewis <lewis at mail.msen.com> wrote:

> 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.

ssh  box3.squeak.org  -lusername -L5901:localhost:5901

and then vnc to localhost:1


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