Re: Remote access PC support
> I have a question about remote access. One of my co-workers wants to
> know if I could provide support for there small network of PC's at
> home. I have been reading about VNC and wondered about its security
> and speed. I went to tightvnc and see info about using SSH as well.
> Anyone using a setup like this and any concerns or other info I need
> to be aware of for use. If it works I could use this on my parents
> PC. Co-worker is on DSL fixed IP address and parents dialup- Thanks
You said it yourself: SSH. You do not need to work graphically so there
no need for vnc or tightvnc unless you don't know your way around the
command line. If you do, drop it and use SSH. Even then you can use
X-Windows over SSH to get your administration going.
You will probably have to adjust their firewall settings so you can get
In other words let a connection be established to all computers in the
But this all depends on the setup: are they using a pc as gateway?
Do they have a firewall/router or use iptables on the gateway?
I would use another port by default also (not 22), use keys to establish
a connection and not passwords and do not allow root login.
Even if the LAN pc's contain Windows pc's, you can use ssh
provided that you install a minimal cygwin package or something similar
I have done something similar previously by using a package from
NetworkSimplicity but it's no longer available.
If all that works, if would make sure the logging aspects are in order
of the client machines so you know when people are trying to tamper