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mmikeinsantarosa
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Remote Access testing

#1 Post by mmikeinsantarosa » Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:40 am

I've done some remote access testing lately and figured I'd put up my results if anybody's interested.
Why? My 85 yo mom lives 40 miles from me and I needed a way to support her without having to get in the car. She runs MX.

1-to-1 Assistance: The port forwarding is different for each router/modem and although I followed what examples I could find, I could not get it to work with any of my hardware.

x11vnc: didn't try this one.

anyDesk: I got this one to work OOTB on newer hardware that was 64 bit. When I tried it between my 64 bit desktop and any of my older 32 bit laptops, the screens seem to freeze or at least were unresponsive. I considered it unusable for 32 bit older hw.

TeamViewer: Worked OOTB on 32 & 64 bit new and old hw. The screen response was slower from 64bit to older 32 bit hw but definitely usable.

TeamViewer (12) is what I've gone with to support mom.

P.S. Thanks to all for getting this one hooked up in mxpi!

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Re: Remote Access testing

#2 Post by Jerry3904 » Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:48 am

That's helpful, Mike! Now I'm going to add a section on this topic in the next version of MXUM--with a Wiki entry along the way.
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Re: Remote Access testing

#3 Post by thomasl » Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:39 am

@mmikeinsantarosa: Have you tried X2Go? I've heard very good things about that, mostly from people who use it from their Windows PCs to connect to a Linux PC... but the client seems to work just as well (if not better) under Linux.
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Re: Remote Access testing

#4 Post by mmikeinsantarosa » Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:13 pm

thomasl wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:39 am
@mmikeinsantarosa: Have you tried X2Go? I've heard very good things about that, mostly from people who use it from their Windows PCs to connect to a Linux PC... but the client seems to work just as well (if not better) under Linux.
If you have X2Go testing results for old & new 32 & 64 bit hw, feel free to post any or all of that here.

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Re: Remote Access testing

#5 Post by mmikeinsantarosa » Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:16 am

curious...which of these have you tried.
Feel free to add more to the list as well.
If you do add any, please include where you would normally get it from.

/* you know my results so far */

application - download location

X2Go - stretch
1-to-1 Assistance - Antix repos
x11vnc - stretch
TeamViewer - external/not packaged
anyDesk - external/not packaged
Nomachine - external/not packaged
Remmina - MX test
TigerVNC - stretch
XRDP - stretch
FreeNX - external/not packaged

- mike
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Re: Remote Access testing

#6 Post by Jerry3904 » Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:03 pm

Mike and I have started a draft Wiki entry on this topic:

https://mxlinux.org/wiki/networking/remote-access

Looking for help from users with setup, testing, etc.
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Re: Remote Access testing

#7 Post by dolphin_oracle » Sat Sep 01, 2018 3:12 pm

ssh-conduit-antiX is my current go-to for vnc over ssh connections. does require some router tweaking (port forwarding) if you are going outside your local network, but you get some vpn, ssh/vnv, and ssh-cli type connections, as well as filesharing over ssh.

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FYI: mx "test" repo is not the same thing as debian testing repo.

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Re: Remote Access testing

#8 Post by m_pav » Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:31 pm

dolphin_oracle wrote:
Sat Sep 01, 2018 3:12 pm
ssh-conduit-antiX
+1 smallest footprint
I have built it into my personal remaster and all of our home systems run it. Requires each machine to have either a fixed IP address, or the Router/AP have a rule to provide a fixed IP address to each specific MAC address (my preferred method) plus port forwarding rules if you want access from outside of your local LAN.

I used to use Teamviewer, but they frequently pinged me for commercial use when I was using it in-house, that really p'd me off because once a machine has been pinged, the network cards MAC address is stored for an unknown time and that machine is thereafter always classified as commercial use. On the ease of use scale, it is by far the easiest, so best option for non-techies, but I have seen the free version refuse to connect to the remote station if there is a version mis-match where one uses a later version than the other. The paid commercial version doesn't do this, but the free version does. At the cost of a mid-range laptop for a single machine license, they can go and get jumped on as far as I'm concerned because their updates are far too frequent and soon enough, one of the other will be mis-matched.

I also tried X2Go for a while, it worked once or twice after some fiddling but it had lost a lot of polish from what it used to be in its prior form, too inconsistent for my liking.
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