View Full Version : Looking for some software or a web based app to do RDP

December 15th, 2007, 09:16 PM
I would like it to work similar to logmeinrescue.com

I support all of my families computer needs including the ones a state away, vista killed the Symantec PC anywhere I was using at the time.

Now that I am way more involved in linux and have even successfully setup my own web browser, I was wondering if anything was similar to logmeinrescue.

I would love to support logmein but $100 per month is not very cost effective when I only do one to two support issues a month.

Just feeling this out. Does anyone know if there is something for this? I don't mind hosting it myself if needed.

Thanks in advance!

December 15th, 2007, 09:45 PM
Linux comes with a remote desktop. Should this happen not to work with windows, you still can have a look at VNC which is available for practically every OS you can imagine (and some others as well).

Dark Hornet
December 15th, 2007, 10:46 PM
I manage a few desktops, and all of them are different OS's. I just use tightVNC, it works great. You may have to set up port forwarding on the router, etc...but I found this guide...hope it helps!


December 16th, 2007, 03:39 AM
Yeah, this time around I was kind of hoping to avoid redoing everyone's router. That is one of the beautiful things about logmeinrescue, they have the ability to still do remote desktop without configuring the router.

I'm still hoping to hear from someone that says there is a way to host my own RDP server or something, but in the meantime I guess I can talk them thru setting up the new port forwardings over the phone. *shudder*

alright thanks for the input but here's hoping there is a better answer!


Dark Hornet
December 16th, 2007, 03:58 AM
Good Luck!! :guitar:

December 16th, 2007, 04:09 AM
If they are windows machines, they do have the option to ask for remote assistance. It'll punch a hole in the router for the session. I don't know how to get it to work with Linux though.

December 16th, 2007, 07:22 AM
Yeah we've tried that, unfortunately thats almost as difficult to walk them thru as punching holes in their routers.

I did find these two programs, both cheaper than logmeinrescue.

Techinline (http://www.techinline.com/), with 5 connections being $20 pay as you go, and https://www.copilot.com/signup/ costing money per minute. The Techinline seems to be the best deal for me, $20 once then I have 5 connections. They never expire either.