S6E19: "A Remote Chance"
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In this episode, we talk about remote management viewing tools you may not be aware of.
Just the Tip
- Paden talks about direnv, a tool that will apply environment variables conditionally based on which directory your PWD is.
- Paden and I generally find it an unnecessary overcomplication.
Starts at 26m29s.
I was drinking a “Black Christmas” (black spiced rum and apple cider). Paden was drinking water. Jthan was drinking Hogback High Wheat bourbon.
- Remote management tools
- Apache Guacamole
- HTML5-based VNC, RDP, and SSH client.
- Chrome Remote Desktop is pretty cool for supporting non-technical family members, etc.
- Gnome-terminal (and a slew of other terminal emulators) have tab support, which is handy for SSH…
- But if you’re looking for something with a couple more features (and some cool stuff like mirroring text input/mouse actions/etc. across multiple machines at once), check out Vinagre.
- Remmina is, I think, the best remote management viewer tool I’ve used. Hands-down.
- It’s very similar to RDCMan, if you’re on Windows (which is quite serviceable, and probably the best Windows option for RDP viewing).
- Slightly related is byobu, which is some fantastic sugar over GNU screen or tmux.
- X2Go is your answer for Terminal Services/Remote Desktop Services functionality on Linux targets.
- GDM can be used remotely via XDMCP.
- Stuff like Citrix can safely be considered entirely obsolete. They are (should be) no longer relevant in the industry.
- Apache Guacamole
In this segment, Jthan shares with you a little slice of life. The title is a reference to this video. (2m16s in)
Starts at 51m40s.
- It was indeed “almost November” when we recorded the episode. :)
- Some dude’s wife really left him mid-review of whiskey.
- Passing env vars to a parent process in Linux is literally impossible, Jthan. It’s not doing what you think it’s doing.
- NoMachine is actually still owned and developed by NoMachine (the company).
- FreeNX is a viewer client only. There doesn’t seem to be a F/OSS NoMachine daemon option.
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