Remote Assistance

Travis Fraser travis at
Fri Jul 1 13:36:54 UTC 2005

On Fri, 2005-07-01 at 09:13 -0400, Scot L. Harris wrote:
> On Fri, 2005-07-01 at 05:40, Andy Pieters wrote:
> >
> > My Father lives 1.500 km away (1000 miles) and If only he would have Linux, I 
> > could just ssh in and arrange everything.  
> > 
> > I like heard of Remote Assistance on windows xp but since I don't have any 
> > windows, is anyone aware of a Linux Client that can interface with that?
> Note that vnc by itself is not secure.  It does not provide an encrypted
> connection so any passwords and data sent over it are in the clear.
> I have used ssh to tunnel vnc but only between two linux systems.  It
> should be possible to do something similar with windows.  Would have to
> look at putty to see if it can listen for incoming ssh connections and
> setup the remote end of the tunnel for this.  Again I have used putty to
> setup ssh tunnels from windows systems to linux systems but not the
> other direction.
> The other option would be to install cygwin on the windows box.  Then
> you should be able to setup an encrypted tunnel using ssh with that.
> -- 
> Scot L. Harris
> webid at

Openssh is pretty easy to setup with cygwin. I have been using that to
pull rsync backups from a Windows XP Pro box.
Travis Fraser <travis at>

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