TeamViewer on Linux

Karl Auer kauer at
Fri Dec 4 22:50:38 UTC 2015

On Fri, 2015-12-04 at 09:53 -0600, Linda wrote:
> I am sorry but I'm confused about what you are trying to accomplish.
> Why do you need to involve three systems instead of two since the
> system logging in is just having the GUI forwarded to it why would you
> want to run a double redirection of the GUI output?

Several reasons.

Firstly, just because. It's odd that this one application seems to have
difficulty, when standard (and other WINE) applications don't. I wonder

Secondly because I don't want to install TeamViewer on all my systems;
I'd rather just have it on one that I can use from anywhere. TeamViewer
imposes unworkable licencing restrictions. If we can put it on one
system and use it from anywhere, we get the flexibility we need while
abiding by the letter of the TeamViewer licence we have paid for.

Thirdly, because TeamViewer is a huge security hole, and passes heaps of
information back to the vendor. I don't know if they use it, but it's
bad in principle, so I want TeamViewer running on an unimportant system,
preferably outside my network.

Regards, K.

Karl Auer (kauer at

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