showmypc.com – VNC / SSH based remote administration

September 20, 2007

Earlier this week I was looking for a way to connect to remote users, share their screen with them and meanwhile, do it securely. I stumbled across one that jumped out at me. It takes, an ssh client/server creates a point to point tunnel with the companies servers and then allows the other end (the viewer) to do the same so that the complete connection is encrypted with ssh. I haven’t found out what version of ssh it uses yet. Across the ssh tunnel, it utilizes WinVNC as it’s client/server for remote viewing. So far I’m pretty happy with the product except, I have found a problem with it’s ability to work when you have another VNC program installed. I had RealVNC installed on my work computer and that somehow prevented WinVNC to launch and allow me to connect to the remote machine. Check out the software at http://www.showmypc.com. It only requires that you download it, no installation required or available keeping your computer clean of extra software. Let me know if you have any other alternatives.

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