Remote Assistance/Desktop

Asked by José Antonio Rey on 2011-07-28

Is it possible to control my friend's desktop, even when he is in another local network?

Thanks,
José Antonio Rey

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actionparsnip
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2011-07-28
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2011-07-28

Yes, you can use VNC over SSH. You will need to port forward in the router to allow the traffic in but you can certainly get the desktop be seen (albeit VERY slowly) on your system. This should help:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/VNCOverSSH

The SSH tunnel is good because VNC has ZERO security. The SSH tunnel protects you as the data traverses the web.

José Antonio Rey (jose) said : #2

Thanks actionparsnip, that solved my question.