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Old 07-17-2009, 11:06 PM   #1
trekgirl
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Victory at last!!


I always try to figure things out on my own before I bug you guys. So I had been trying to get Go to My PC to work from Linux. This was the one last hold up that was keeping me from truly converting. After all, I have to be able to use it for work. Tonight I finally found the missing piece from Java and connected successfully! Just had to share the news of my victory. They tend to be far between!
 
Old 07-18-2009, 06:49 AM   #2
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Good for you!!

We need more posts like this---but how about sharing what you actually did........
 
Old 07-18-2009, 08:00 AM   #3
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Congratulations trekgirl.

Now for extra credit you may want to set up your system to connect to your home computer without 'Go To MyPC'. Don't forget about security. Here are a few hints.

DynDNS.com

IPSec if you can manage it

OpenSSH if you can't manage IPSec
(I'm still struggling with IPSec on my firewall/vpn/router.)

Last edited by stress_junkie; 07-18-2009 at 08:01 AM.
 
Old 07-19-2009, 09:28 AM   #4
trekgirl
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Good for you!!

We need more posts like this---but how about sharing what you actually did........
I had installed the java developer kit so I figured that the java components would have all been installed. Firefox kept on telling me that the browser was not java enabled, so I finally figured out that I needed to install the JRE package. So I downloaded it,
typed in sudo bash "filename" and voila!
Simple I know, but I'll take my victories wherever and whenever I can get them!
 
Old 07-19-2009, 09:40 AM   #5
trekgirl
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Congratulations trekgirl.

Now for extra credit you may want to set up your system to connect to your home computer without 'Go To MyPC'. Don't forget about security. Here are a few hints.

DynDNS.com

IPSec if you can manage it

OpenSSH if you can't manage IPSec
(I'm still struggling with IPSec on my firewall/vpn/router.)
Nah, I work for a health insurance so that could be very bad. They have to be able audit everything and they don't want the computers to connect from an outside request. The way Go to My PC works, is that my computer at work constantly polls the router to see if a request comes in. When the request comes, my work computer then initiates the connection. To use anything else would be to potentially a breach of security in their eyes. People have been fired for much less.
They would view it the same way if I connected to my home computer from work also. It sounds like fun...but I need my job. Without my job I can't afford all of my toys.
 
  


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