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    Open Source Webex type app?


    Anyone know of an open source remote control desktop tool? Can't seem to find one and have been searching for weeks on and off. Maybe I've simply not gotten the right keyword, maybe it doesn't exist so thought I'd ask.

    Thanks for any leads you might have.

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    For remote desktop control, you can use VNC. As long as a VNC compatible server process is running on the remote system, you can connect with it and remote-control it with most any VNC client. There are clients and servers for just about every OS. I remote control my Windows laptop from Linux that way, and vice-versa.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rubberman View Post
    For remote desktop control, you can use VNC. As long as a VNC compatible server process is running on the remote system, you can connect with it and remote-control it with most any VNC client. There are clients and servers for just about every OS. I remote control my Windows laptop from Linux that way, and vice-versa.
    Yes, I'm aware of vnc, remoteaccess, things like that but what I need is a web based remote control. Where a user can connect to a URL that I give them and I can take over their PC using the browser. It gets too complicated for users when you have to ask them to download something, install it, etc.

    Mike

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    I'm not aware of a brower-based application, though Webex itself works fine with Linux since the software is Java code. I've recently done some Webex sessions on my CentOS/RHEL system.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rubberman View Post
    I'm not aware of a brower-based application, though Webex itself works fine with Linux since the software is Java code. I've recently done some Webex sessions on my CentOS/RHEL system.
    I need something of our own, something like webex. Just hoped/wondered if there might be something open source.

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    I found a couple of browser-based remote control products for Linux using Google, but they still require a server or user-initiated process on one end of the connection.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rubberman View Post
    I found a couple of browser-based remote control products for Linux using Google, but they still require a server or user-initiated process on one end of the connection.
    Running a server/host at my end would be just fine. It's just the users end, I don't want to make them have to install anything, well, you know, other than perhaps a web plugin or something.

    What did you find? I've had zero luck.

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    Ok. I thought you might want full desktop sharing in both directions, which webex does allow. Here is an article with a couple of possibly suitable references that my google search found:
    Two Linux remote desktop apps freed from their commercial overlords

    Hope this helps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rubberman View Post
    Ok. I thought you might want full desktop sharing in both directions, which webex does allow. Here is an article with a couple of possibly suitable references that my google search found:
    Two Linux remote desktop apps freed from their commercial overlords

    Hope this helps.
    Not what I'm looking for but now I'm sidetracked so thanks, very cool.

    What I'm looking for is not a remote desktop but remote access to someone's pc by having *them* connect to my web server, authenticating, then allowing me to take over their PC so that I can help them from remote.

    Mike

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    Thanks. That clarifies matters significantly. I'll dig into this a bit and let you know what I find.
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