Go to MY PC...

jack jackson jackson.linux at gmail.com
Wed Jun 8 14:51:27 UTC 2005


Thanks Matt and Martin,
Quesion: I looked at man rdesktop and it appears to be encrypted; is
this true? Do you know what port it's on? And what port I need to open
on dad's firewall?

Also thanks for the real vnc info. And TOm were you going to recommend
one of those two?

Thanks everyone!


On 6/8/05, Martin Meredith <martin at sourceguru.net> wrote:
> Matt Galvin wrote:
> > On 6/8/05, Jack Jackson <jackson.linux at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >>I'm looking for a linux package which will allow me to remove expensive
> >>and proprietary GotoMyPC from my dad's machine. I'd like to be able to
> >>put a client on his machine which will let me ssh into his windows
> >>machine and see his dekstop from mine.
> >>I have looked at VNC and frankly gotten highly confused at how it is
> >>supposed to work. Can anyone either explain it or offer another client
> >>which is invisible to the Windows user once installed but allows me to
> >>get in securely and administrate the windows XP box ?
> >>
> >>Thanks!
> >
> >
> > Turn on the windows desktop sharing on your dads xp box (you need to
> > set a password for his account to login remotely). Then use the
> > command "rdesktop" to get into his box.
> >
> > or
> >
> > Go to Applications -> Internet -> Terminal Server Client and enter the
> > info in the dialog. Make sure RDP or RDPv5 is select as the protocol.
> >
> > Hope this helps,
> >
> > Matt
> >
> 
> Alternatively - check out http://www.realvnc.com/
> 
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