On public computers, you’d often find that no executable files (EXEs) are allowed to run. This is for a reason, of course: a computer with Internet connection is a valuable resource and thus a target for exploits. Antivirus is not a sufficient defense for publicly accessible computers, and even executable file restrictions do not guarantee your computers are safe.
Remote access is obviously a very sensitive (often we’d call it intimate) matter. So, security is a major concern here. Many remote desktop software vendors claim their products are secure, but sometimes the details are a bit vague. Let’s try and figure out what we need to know when choosing remote access tools.
IPv6 is a network layer protocol which provides addressing and routing between hosts in a network. This is a new version that will supersede the older one (IPv4) someday. It also brings new features and aims to solve some problems, including the notorious depletion of available addresses for hosts. This is the main problem that exists today with IPv4.
Do you often need to remotely access a powered off machine? Even if it’s a rare occasion, it’s often “you get remote access or you drive 80 miles”. That’s why you rely on Wake on LAN. WOL certainly requires some setup, depending on the OS, and it has certain caveats that we explore in this guide.
Video surveillance is ubiquitous and – more interestingly – comes handy in IT maintenance and diagnostics. Also, watching your rigs, boxes and wires properly blinking/hanging is a pure delight! Let’s see how we can setup simple video surveillance in no time, and on a very tight budget.
Headless of course means no physical display is attached to the machine. “Headless” naturally also applies to machines in the cloud. In this illustrated guide we’ll show that when it comes to no-display boxes, there are pitfalls and best practices worth keeping in mind.
Accounting is a broad set of practices aimed at organizing financial information of a company, including sales to clients, procurement, assets depreciation, etc. in a manner appropriate for adequately managing corporate finances, filing required papers, etc. Today this line of services deals with minimum printed papers or entirely dispenses with them. Hard copies have been replaced by electronic documents. Computers, mobile devices, the Internet and remote access are the technologies involved. Let us take a look at how remote access software can be used (and is increasingly being used) by accountants.
In modern times web browsers are the most popular and widely used software. No doubt the Internet is playing an unprecedentedly important role in people's personal and work life. Web browsers provide access to zillions of bytes of information and many thousands of tools used in workflow.
One of such browser-based tools is DeskRoll. It enables access to remote machines without installing additional software on the controlling device.
The history of virtualization dates back to 1960s. At first the intention was to extend computer memory. The concept of virtual machine has been developed by IBM. The intention of this project to share hardware resources and to run more than one operating system on a single computer (back then it was a mainframe). The end-users would get the ability to work together, sharing the same computer.
Working on your computer from another computer is nothing new. Then why is it so popular, even among those who are not IT pros or computer enthusiasts? Also, what does remote access mean for your business?