[ubuntu-uk] Introducing Ubuntu & Unity to new people

alan c 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.
alan cocks

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