Remote Assistance

Laszlo Antal lantal at
Fri Jul 1 15:22:38 UTC 2005


VNC the way to go! That is how I am fixing my families XP's on the east 
coast from CA.
It comes with FC4. All your dad has to do is download the windows 
version(it's FREE) and install it.
It works for me great! Highly recommended.


On Fri, 1 Jul 2005 6:37am, Travis Fraser wrote:
> 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.
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