[ubuntu-uk] Introducing Ubuntu & Unity to new people
aeclist at candt.waitrose.com
Mon Mar 12 08:46:47 UTC 2012
On 11/03/12 22:25, Alan Bell wrote:
> I set up a "show Alan" button on the desktop which makes a keys based
> ssh session to my home server on a static IP address and forwards his
> port 22 to a port here. I can then ssh back to him and log in as a user
> I created on his machine, I can also forward port 5900 and request a
> desktop share or do other stuff. The important thing is that his end
> initiates the connection as I have a static IP address and he doesn't,
> and it is zero effort from his end. I wish this was a bit more built in,
> I know desktop sharing is built in, but it is mostly initiated from the
> wrong end. It should be "I want to share my desktop with $IP address"
> which is set up and waiting for a connection with a one-time password.
> The person needing support should not be the one needing to know their
> external IP address and what port to open.
This sounds just great. If it was more built in I would certainly try
to use it to support friends I have. Until then, I use teamviewer as a
non commercial (non paying) user, and that is good, albeit proprietary.
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