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    gotpmypc

    Anyone using this or PCanywhere or just plain remote desktop?

    How do you access your servers from home?

    GOTOMYPC seems to work through the firewalls but costs £100 per year and I am sure there are other ways of doing this. Its Citrix based BTW.

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    you can use logmein.com and it's free.

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    Yep I use logmein. Marvellous app.

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    Yep logmein is a good bit of kit, does the exact same as gotomypc Remote Desktop Web connection is good as well.

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    i use logmein, but i use it to my desktop pc as i'm a little wary of sticking anything java on the servers unless i really need to. I then have an mmc to manage all my remote desktops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by strawberry View Post
    i use logmein, but i use it to my desktop pc as i'm a little wary of sticking anything java on the servers unless i really need to. I then have an mmc to manage all my remote desktops.

    Yer thatís an idea, I use VNC over logmein and surprisingly its pretty fast and doesnít loose a lot of picture quality.

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    what about setting up a VPN to one server and using remote desktop ? Possibly SSH or some sort of security on the VPN like IPSEC or something ?

    Not that clued up about it but have been doing a little bit of reading but havent got the hardware to test things on - yet.

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    I have an SSH server running on our PDC on a non standard high numbered port, with a secure password for the remote user - find it a bit less flakey than VPN on bad broadband. From the SSH connection I can tunnel to any PC on the lan and use remote desktop...

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    Quote Originally Posted by strawberry View Post
    i use logmein, but i use it to my desktop pc as i'm a little wary of sticking anything java on the servers unless i really need to. I then have an mmc to manage all my remote desktops.
    Yeah - Logmein to my desktop and RDP via visionapp remote to the servers

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    Logmein to use my home desktop for facebook - as the council ban it.
    VNC everywhere else - it's so fast, it would be rude not to!

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    It would be nice if you could get a web based version of lanview to control any of your computers from the outside.

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    Well I used gotomypc last night and it worked flawlessly. I have it installed onto my workstation which then allowed me to remote desktop and VNC around the network.

    It was very weird doing it for the first time, noting that 2 of the suite PCs were left on and logging them off. Also worked for accessing my web cam.

    Only thing is I started to play some MP3s, forgetting that A) the speakers were on in my work room and B) SMT were having a meeting across the corridor.


    I'm about to download some screams and other ghostly sounds. In conjunction with the webcam I should be able to give someone a heart attack.

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    Also does anyone use the logmein pro version, its a hell of a lot cheaper than gotomypc at $70 per year (£36) and seems to have more of the functionality of gotomypc. (file transfer and such like).

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    I trialed the pro one. It's worth it if you're going to transfer alot of documents. But i didn't see the need in the end as I could alway email the things I needed to transfer (as they wernt that big) or just upload them to a webserver. The times I need to move somehting big i'd do it via USB stick when I'm next in work

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    I use REALVNC for my Dedicated box down in London. Never had a problem with it, and it's a pretty lightweight application to install as well.

    To be fair, it's not work related. I just host game servers and run it as an FTP server

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