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

Pmgazz pmgazz at gmx.co.uk
Tue Mar 13 15:11:38 UTC 2012

I've been using freenx which used to do the job perfectly but doesn't work with unity. Waiting to see if it'll work on 12.04
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Andres Muniz <andresmp at gmail.com> wrote:

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> 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 

ditto. I had heard of remmina or something of the sort being easy but i could not get my head around that nor remotedesktop outside the network.

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