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Old 01-13-2007, 02:19 PM   #1
beer.h
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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?
 
Old 01-13-2007, 02:30 PM   #2
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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 http://www.tightvnc.com/

You will still need to setup the software on her PC.
 
Old 01-13-2007, 10:36 PM   #3
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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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