[CentOS] [OT] Remote control of a WinXP machine from a Linux host

Sorin Srbu sorin.srbu at orgfarm.uu.se
Mon Jan 12 08:01:33 UTC 2009

>-----Original Message-----
>From: centos-bounces at centos.org [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf
>Marko Vojinovic
>Sent: Sunday, January 11, 2009 1:36 AM
>To: CentOS mailing list
>Subject: Re: [CentOS] [OT] Remote control of a WinXP machine from a Linux
>>     ssh -L 3390:private-ip-of-remote-XP-machine:3389
>> username at ip-or-hostname-of-remote-NAT-server
>Well, first, private-ip-of-remote-XP-machine is dynamic, given by my ISP's
>dhcp server, so I cannot have 100% guarantee that it will always be the same.
>And I have no easy way of finding it out if it does change.

Can't you use one of those free dyndns-thingies? That way you'd always connect
to my.homecomputer.com (or something) instead of an arbitrary ip.

At least that's what I do when connecting from eg work to my homecomputers
(linux and windows machines).

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