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Old 02-05-2004, 12:50 PM   #1
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Remote Desktop


I know this has been asked, but I did not find an answer after searching.


Within a Windows XP network not on my home LAN, I want to be able to use Remote Desktop Sharing or VNC and connect to my Linux Box at home while at work.

What do I need to do this?

Thanks for the help.
 
Old 02-05-2004, 12:51 PM   #2
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Old 02-05-2004, 01:17 PM   #3
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Well fist of all you need the VNC client installed on your job computer, you can find it here:
http://www.uk.research.att.com/cgi-bin/vnc-redirect?/

The remote desktop need to be enabled on your home computer. If you have routers, firewalls and so on then they need to be set up, see the how to at the link.
And of course you need to know the IP-address of your home computer (the DHCP address provided by your IP) to be able to connect to it.

Good luck
 
Old 02-05-2004, 07:47 PM   #4
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And be sure to run VNC through an SSH tunnel if you are going to be doing this across the Internet. VNC has absolutely no security whatsoever so running just VNC can expose your entire system.

Fortunately, running VNC over SSH is pretty easy. Get PutTTY for your windows box and have a read of this thread for how to get it up and running.
 
Old 12-07-2005, 03:31 AM   #5
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Can I also do it the other way around?

Like conect from my home linux pc to a windows terminal server at work?
 
Old 12-07-2005, 07:03 AM   #6
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Yes it should work if your workplace has set up their network to allow such connections. You're going to need to talk to your IT folks about this as I seriously doubt that you're going to be able to do it on your own.
 
Old 12-07-2005, 01:11 PM   #7
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Like conect from my home linux pc to a windows terminal server at work?
If you can, you will need to setup a safety deposit box and get about $2000 from everybody in IT, to not get them fired.

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Old 12-08-2005, 01:59 AM   #8
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Hehe so it cannot be done the "windows" way?

just entering username and password en stuff

btw I am the IT man in my company :P
 
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And someone found a way to do this on another post :P

Other topic link
 
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Hehe so it cannot be done the "windows" way?

just entering username and password en stuff

btw I am the IT man in my company :P

Actually, it can be done the Windows way, provided you set up a VNC server on your Windows box and have some sort of secure connection (like a VPN or SSH tunnel) between your home box and your Windows box. I'm not familiar with setting up those sorts of servers on Windows, but I'm pretty sure it can be done. You don't want to run VNC directly over the Internet as is transmits everything in clear text.
 
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So if I do it directly over the internet I have a risk that all my files are being intercepted or something?
 
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If you are running VNC all by itself, yes. You are really running the rist that someone could be intercepting the traffic and could learn your usernames and passwords, thus leading to them cracking your machine. As long as you run VNC over a VPN or SSH tunnel, you should be safe enough.
 
  


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