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Old 08-31-2009, 11:20 AM   #1
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VNC/Remote Desktop Access Planning, need advice

Hello all,

I've just been tasked with making our company's workstations available from remote locations over our internet connection. While it seems simple in concept, I know there will be several issues I'll have to deal with. What I'd like to know is if anyone has recommendations as far as software to use and methods for securing connections. I'd like to have communications encrypted, which last I heard OpenVNC couldn't do (maybe that's not the case?). Also, I'm not really sure how the interactions between windows clients vs. my linux server and the remote connections should be handled. Would I need a separate instance of say, OpenVNC, on each client that I wanted to be allowed remote access? I'd much appreciate your guidance.
Old 09-01-2009, 08:36 AM   #2
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For encryption, you can use some sort of site-to-site VPN. If not possible, tunnel the remote session through SSH.

You can look at VNC or FreeNX. My understanding is that FreeNX is optimized for encrypted tunnels. I never used it though.

Yes, separate clients for each controlled machine.
Old 09-02-2009, 06:41 PM   #3
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Hey! no worries. I am using Freenx. it is encrypted and secure. it uses port 22(ssh)
refer below link for more information

best part of the story is that you need not run your server in runlevel 5. all that you need is to have X server and libraries install for minimum X windows else you can have KDE OR GNOME.
Old 09-03-2009, 10:56 AM   #4
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Well that seems like an awesome way to get to my server from my computer at home, it doesn't say anywhere on your site that FreeNX is capable of running on windows. The remote access I'm worrying about is specifically for the windows clients on my network, since the folks who want remote access all run that terrible OS :-p. I'll keep FreeNX in mind for my linux stations though.


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