A simple, solid and stable P2P Bidirectional NAT Traversal
technique for RealVNC users...
zdennis "at" mktec.com
Wed Mar 2 15:30:01 2005
Bob Hartung wrote:
> Since my last posting, I've been trying to play devil's advocate with
> this technology. I've been trying to imagine legitimate scenarios for
> using this technology in a business environment. So far, I haven't been
> able to do it. It still seems to be a technology whose primary purpose
> is to thwart firewalls and company usage policies.
Well for starters. This is a great tool for the IS/IT dept in a company
and especially for admins. Maybe this won't work well for a typical end
user on a large corporate network, but this is great in smaller to
medium sized businesses and even SOHOs. If this works well with VNC,
then the worth of this product just went 100% in my book.
Here are some example scenarios:
- In the northern country where it snows, the finance gal gets snowed
in or runs into a ditch (its happened before) so she works from home.
She needs to access some files from her work computer. (Her home
computer is also a company laptop). She calls the IT dept and makes a
request. The IT dept set her up to vnc into her machine from home and to
drag over her files (thx hamachi).
- A programmer codes both at home and at work. He does some sample
coding at home late last night and then finds out tomorrow morning he
needs that code. He vnc's in to his computer and drags the files over.
- Engineers from a regional office are visiting headquarters. Their
meeting is at 2pm, it's 10am now. What to do for 4 hours. They get on an
extra workstation and vnc into their up north computer and review some
of their revisions from yesterday. They decide to include the new ideas
in their 2pm meeting. So they generate a pdf of their latest cad files.
They drag the pdf over to the current workstation, and print it out.
These are all scenarios our company has hit. And if I understand Hamachi
right, the solution should be similar to what they are above in each
example. If I dont' understand Hamachi right, please tell me.