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ssvnc-gui(1)			     SSVNC			  ssvnc-gui(1)

NAME
       ssvnc-gui - a GUI wrapper for SSL and SSH VNC connections.

SYNOPSIS
       ssvnc-gui
       ssvnc-gui [host][:display]
       ssvnc-gui [saved-profile-name]
       ssvnc-gui [options] [host-or-profile]
       ssvnc-gui -cmd [ssvnc_cmd-args]
       ssvnc-gui -viewer [viewer-args]
       ssvnc-gui --help

DESCRIPTION
       ssvnc-gui  is  a	tcl/tk gui wrapper that	runs on	Unix, MacOSX, and Win-
       dows.  It sets up an SSL	or SSH tunnel to the  remote  VNC  Server  and
       then  launches  the  VNC	viewer (either the one provided	or another one
       that you	have specified)	to use that encrypted tunnel to	connect	to the
       VNC Server.  The	use of Proxies and Gateways to make the	connections is
       implemented.

       Once you	have started the SSVNC gui,  you  can  click  on  the  buttons
       "Help",	"Options  -> Help", "Certs -> Help", etc. for much information
       on how to use and configure the tool.

       In short, you supply  a	VNC  server  "hostname:display"	 in  the  "VNC
       Host:Display"  entry box	and then press the "Connect" button to connect
       to the server via SSL (stunnel).	 E.g. "far-away.east:0".  Port numbers
       are also	allowed, e.g. far-away.east:5905.

       Or supply user@hostname:display and click on the	"Use SSH" option, then
       press the "Connect" button to connect to	the server via an SSH  tunnel.
       E.g. "fred@far-away.east:0".

       Note  it	is also	possible to disable the	use of SSL/SSH encryption tun-
       nels  by	 using	a  vnc://  or  Vnc://  prefix	before	 host:display.
       Shift+Ctrl-E  is	a short-cut to add/remove it.  See also	the -noenc op-
       tion below for the 'No Encryption' button.

       Normally	you do not specify any command line options.  You  simply  run
       ssvnc and use the GUI that starts up.

       However,	 as shortcuts you can supply a VNC host:display	(or host:port)
       on the command line to connect to immediately (the GUI is  started  and
       the connection is initiated).  For example, "ssvnc far-away.east:0" In-
       stead of	a  host:display, you can specify the name of a	saved  profile
       to automatically	load that profile and then connect to its server.  For
       example "ssvnc far", if you named the profile "far".  You can  use  the
       -profiles option	to list	the profiles you have saved.

       The  related  commands  sshvnc and tsvnc	start up the GUI in simplified
       modes: SSH Only Mode, and Terminal Services  Mode,  respectively.   See
       below and the application Help for more information on the modes.

       You  can	 also place certain settings in	your ~/.ssvncrc, see the SSVNC
       Help panel ('Tips') for more info.

       The -cmd	option does not	start the GUI, it runs the command line	 util-
       ity  ssvnc_cmd directly with the	given arguments.  ssvnc_cmd can	launch
       the viewer directly (-viewer ...)  or,  by  default,  the  ss_vncviewer
       SSL/SSH	tunnel	wrapper	script.	 See its help output for more informa-
       tion.

       There are also some command line	options	described as follows.

OPTIONS
       -help, -h
	      Prints out to the	terminal a brief description and the options.

       --help Starts up	the GUI	as though the 'Help'  button  was  pressed  to
	      show the main Help panel.

       -cmd [ssvnc_cmd-args]
	      Launch  the ssvnc_cmd utility command directly (no GUI) with the
	      given arguments (for use when ssvnc_cmd is not in	 one's	PATH.)
	      If  neither ssvnc_cmd nor	ssvncviewer is in PATH,	one can	launch
	      the viewer directly via: ssvnc-gui  -cmd	-viewer	 [viewer-args]
	      See the next option -viewer for an alias.

       -viewer [viewer-args]
	      Shorthand	for ssvnc-gui -cmd -viewer [viewer-args].

       -profiles
	      List  the	saved SSVNC profiles you have created.	A profile is a
	      destination host with specific parameter settings.

       -list  Same as -profiles

       -ssh   Start in "SSH Only Mode".	 No SSL	aspects	are  shown.   Same  as
	      running the command sshvnc

       -ts    Start  in	 "Terminal  Services  Mode".   This  is	like "SSH Only
	      Mode", but simpler and assumes x11vnc is available on the	remote
	      side  to	start  and manage X and	VNC sessions.  Same as running
	      the command tsvnc

       -tso   Same as -ts "Terminal Services Mode", however never let the user
	      leave  this  mode	(no button to switch modes is provided.)  Same
	      as SSVNC_TS_ALWAYS=1.

       -ssl   Force the	full GUI Mode: both SSL	and SSH.  This is the default.
	      Same as -ss.

       -nv    Toggle the "Verify All Certs" button to be off at	startup.

       -nvb   Never show the "Verify All Certs"	button.	 Same as SSVNC_NO_VER-
	      IFY_ALL_BUTTON=1.

       -bigger
	      Make the	Profile	 Selection  Dialog  window  bigger.   Same  as
	      SSVNC_BIGGER_DIALOG=1.

       -noenc Start  off  in  a	 mode  where a 'No Encryption' check button is
	      present.	 You  can  toggle  the	mode  with  Ctrl-E.   Same  as
	      SSVNC_DISABLE_ENCRYPTION_BUTTON=1.  Or  noenc=1  in  ~/.ssvncrc.
	      Selecting	no encryption is the same as  the  vnc://  and	Vnc://
	      prefixes	described  below.  The -noenc mode is now the default,
	      use -enc or noenc=0 for the opposite behavior.

       -killstunnel
	      On Windows, automatically	terminate the STUNNEL process when the
	      viewer  exits instead of prompting you (same as killstunnel=1 in
	      ssvnc_rc or toggle in Options menu)

       -nokillstunnel
	      On Windows, disable -killstunnel mode.  Same as killstunnel=0 in
	      ssvnc_rc or toggle in Options menu.  Note	that -killstunnel mode
	      is now the default.

       -mycert /path/to/mycert.pem
	      Set the default "MyCert" to  be  /path/to/mycert.pem.   Same  as
	      -cert.  If the file does not exist, ~/.vnc/certs is prefixed and
	      tried.  You can also set mycert=/path/to/mycert.pem in  ~/.ssvn-
	      crc.

       -cacert /path/to/cacert.crt
	      Set the default "ServerCert" to be /path/to/cacert.crt.  Same as
	      -ca.  If the file	does not exist,	~/.vnc/certs is	 prefixed  and
	      tried.   You can also set	cacert=/path/to/cacert.crt in ~/.ssvn-
	      crc.

       -crl /path/to/mycrl.pem
	      Set the default Certificate Revocation List to  be  /path/to/my-
	      crl.pem.	 If  the file does not exist, ~/.vnc/certs is prefixed
	      and tried.  You can also set crl=/path/to/mycrl.pem in  ~/.ssvn-
	      crc.

URL NOTATION
       Here  are  all  of  our	URL-like prefixes that you can put in front of
       host:display (or	host:port):

       For SSL:	 vncs:// vncssl:// and vnc+ssl://

       For SSH:	 vncssh:// and vnc+ssh://

       For No Encryption:  vnc:// and Vnc://

       Examples:

       To quickly make an SSL connection: ssvnc	vncs://snoopy.com:0

       To quickly make an SSH connection: ssvnc	vnc+ssh://fred@snoopy.com:0

       To quickly make a direct	connection: ssvnc Vnc://snoopy.com:0

       The above will also work	in the "VNC Host:Display"  entry  box  in  the
       GUI.  Press the "Connect" button	after entering them.

       The  difference	between	 vnc://	and Vnc:// is that the latter one will
       not prompt you whether you really want to make an  unencrypted  connec-
       tion or not.

FILES
       Your  SSVNC  vnc	 profiles are stored in	the $HOME/.vnc/profiles	direc-
       tory.  They end in suffix .vnc

       Your SSVNC vnc certificates and keys are	stored in the $HOME/.vnc/certs
       directory.   They  typically  end in .pem (both certificate and private
       key) or .crt (certificate only).

       You can	put  a	few  global  parameters	 (e.g.	mode=sshvnc)  in  your
       $HOME/.ssvncrc file (ssvnc_rc on	Windows); see the application Help for
       more information.

FONTS
       The following is	from Tip 18 in the Help	panel.

       Fonts: To change	the tk fonts, set these	environment  variables	before
       starting	 up  ssvnc-gui:	 SSVNC_FONT_DEFAULT and	SSVNC_FONT_FIXED.  For
       example:

       % env SSVNC_FONT_DEFAULT='helvetica -20 bold' ssvnc-gui

       % env SSVNC_FONT_FIXED='courier -14' ssvnc-gui

       or set both of them at once.

       To achieve the same  effect,  you  can  also  set  parameters  in  your
       ~/.ssvncrc file,	for example:

       font_default=helvetica -20 bold

       font_fixed=courier -14

SEE ALSO
       ssvncviewer(1),	 vncviewer(1),	stunnel(8),  ssh(1),  x11vnc(1),  vnc-
       server(1)       http://www.karlrunge.com/x11vnc	      http://www.karl-
       runge.com/x11vnc/ssvnc-gui.html

AUTHORS
       Karl  J.	 Runge	<runge@karlrunge.com> wrote the	SSVNC gui (tcl/tk) and
       associated wrapper scripts, and added features to  the  unix  vncviewer
       source code.

				 January 2011			  ssvnc-gui(1)

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