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Old 01-13-2007, 02:19 PM   #1
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Question On-demand remote access for Linux?

I need to remote in to an end user's machine to provide support. She's an 85 year old woman, so configuring her firewall and establishing her machine as a remote desktop are just a little beyond her reach. I'm exclusively on Linux at home, so Windows Remote Assistance isn't an option either. And since I'm doing this as a favor, purchasing NetOp On-Demand just isn't worth it.

Anyone heard of an on-demand remote assistance solution for Linux?
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rdesktop is a linux RDP client so it is possible to connect a linux PC via remote assistance but only if it is windows XP pro. Home addition does not have this capability. There are alternatives like

You will still need to setup the software on her PC.
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How about the "VNC viewer" which comes bundled with some linux distros(eg Fedora Core ) . . .. . . but u will also have to install the "VNC server"(you get for Windows Systems also) on her system to use that.



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