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Old 04-06-2006, 06:45 AM   #1
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I am looking for a way to connect to a windows PC and a Linux PC from my Linux PC. I would like it to be secure and safe for me to send or use passwords without anybody captureing them. This is the most important part, it has to be easy for a nube or someone with very, very little computer skills. If we could come up with a script or program that would automate this complex thing, that would help. Thanks, I just don't know what to do and I am tired of driving all over this country to fix problems that if, I were sitting at the PC I could fix. Thanks again.
Old 04-06-2006, 09:22 AM   #2
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openvpn and VNC would be a nice combination.. would work for Linux or Windows.

OR OpenVPN and rdp (rdesktop) to connect to windows desktop from Linux.. rdekstop is a OSS remote desktop client you can use to connect to windows terminal services from Linux. Windows 2000 server, XP, and 2003 Server all have Terminal services built in that can be used for admin. functions. - SSL VPN for Linux, Windows 2000/XP and higher, OpenBSD, FreeBSD, NetBSD, Mac OS X, and Solaris

and of course you already mentioned SSH to connect to a Linux box, which is secure and encrypts the login and password, which you mentioned as a requirement.
Old 04-06-2006, 01:27 PM   #3
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Thanks. I ment to say that the people on the other end are nubes. I will have to give this a try.


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