Remote Desktop or VPN to the Remote PC

Asked by abood on 2009-03-12

 In My Network there is Firewall and i was used team viewer to access my PC From home , there is any software or Option in Ubntu can i use it to access my PC at work without open firewall

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Well, I assume even team viewer (not that I would know it) needs to get through the firewall. I don't think there's a way to connect to a computer with a firewall blocking everything in front of it.

Nevertheless, you can try

ssh -X <email address hidden>

to connect to your computer via terminal with the possibilityto open graphical applications (slow!). You need to install openssh-server, if it's not installed already.

There are several other methods I didn't try on my own.

One possibility I'm using is freenx from nomachine. You need to append the two lines

deb intrepid main
deb-src intrepid main

into your /etc/apt/sources.list to use it. I think it's proprietary (closed source), but free.

Both ways I've described depend on the possibility to access port #22 by default through the firewall, but the configurations can be tuned to any port your firewall permits.

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