Scott C. Best
sbest "at" best.com
Wed Apr 27 17:47:01 2005
Heya. I need to politely disagree: if Scott's wife
was on a network behind an unconfigured firewall/router, your
suggestion doesn't fully address his needs -- if she were using
a dialup modem only, of course it would. But if not, then the
unknown firewall/router issue is a much more substantial hurdle
(IMO) that VNC Personal Edition doesn't yet address.
> The simplest approach would be to use VNC Personal Edition (USD30, from
> http://www.realvnc.com/products/personal) at both ends (for encryption) and
> then to use a dynamic DNS service, such as no-ip.com, to assign a permanent
> friendly name to her computer - they provide an application that then keeps
> that name up to date with the current IP address of the machine.