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Old 05-19-2006, 02:32 PM   #1
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How do you connect to another computer and use an application running on it remote?


Let me tell you what I want to do. I have a computer where I work and it's running 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. I'd like to leave gaim running there and be always online.
But you know if you connect to any IM from another computer while you are already connected it disconnects you. So, to avoid this, it would be perfect if I could be able to connect to my computer on my work place from home and use gaim remotely. It has to be possible because it's not big deal, but i don't know how to do it.
Thank you.
 
Old 05-19-2006, 02:35 PM   #2
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look into VNC
 
Old 05-19-2006, 03:09 PM   #3
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Yes, VNC is a good option. Anyway, KDE has an out of the box package called krdc (Remote Desktop Connection) which u can use to connect to your work PC from your home PC.
But, before that you will need to enable Desktop sharing on your work PC (which runs 24x7).
For that
1) Open Kcontrol
2) Click Internet & Network
3) Desktop Sharing
4) Check "Allow Uninvited Connections"
5) Check "Allow uninvited connections to control my
desktop.
6) Set a password
7) Click apply and close Kcontrol.
Now you can access this work PC by using krdc at your home PC.
 
Old 05-19-2006, 03:15 PM   #4
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Yes, VNC is a good option. Anyway, KDE has an out of the box package called krdc (Remote Desktop Connection) which u can use to connect to your work PC from your home PC.
Thank you both for your replies, I started reading about VNC but the thing is I use gnome and not KDE. Does gnome have some equivalent for that package in KDE?
 
Old 05-19-2006, 04:45 PM   #5
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VNC has nothing to do with KDE. You can use VNC with gnome. http://www.tightvnc.com/download.html It needs X, that's all.
 
Old 05-19-2006, 05:33 PM   #6
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You might want to have a look at FreeNX as well. Similar to VNC only it runs over an SSH tunnel right out of the box. By the way, if you are going to use VNC, you REALLY need to look into how to run that over an SSH tunnel. VNC has absolutely no security, so accessing a work box across the Internet is going to expose your system to much higher risk.
 
Old 05-19-2006, 05:34 PM   #7
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Thanks guys. Just another quick stupid question: for this to actually work I need a real IP on the computer running the VNC server, right? Because I do, but I was wondering if this could be possible with a computer not having a real IP. Thanks.
 
Old 05-19-2006, 05:36 PM   #8
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You might want to have a look at FreeNX as well. Similar to VNC only it runs over an SSH tunnel right out of the box. By the way, if you are going to use VNC, you REALLY need to look into how to run that over an SSH tunnel. VNC has absolutely no security, so accessing a work box across the Internet is going to expose your system to much higher risk.
Thanks. I'll take care about this, too.
 
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Thanks guys. Just another quick stupid question: for this to actually work I need a real IP on the computer running the VNC server, right? Because I do, but I was wondering if this could be possible with a computer not having a real IP. Thanks.
You either need a real IP on the VNC server or have a router with a real IP that can forward at least one port to the VNC server.
 
  


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