Service where you run browser remotely with vnc-like technology

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by Ulysses_, Apr 11, 2014.

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  1. Ulysses_

    Ulysses_ Registered Member

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    Someone here mentioned a service where you are given a browser instance in a VPS and you control it remotely from your windows PC with VNC or something like that, via a secure link.

    Is that service still available? Who offers it? Any alternatives?
     
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    Ulysses_ Registered Member

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    Gone out of business?
     
  3. mirimir

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    Well, you could rent a VPS running Ubuntu, and do remote desktop with TLS. Or you could run an OpenVPN server on it, and just do RDP or VNC through the VPN tunnel. The OpenVPN Access Server package is free (with two user accounts) and has an easy-to-use WebGUI.
     
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    Ulysses_ Registered Member

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    Thanks. I am confused about what OpenVPN server is. Is it just the software that you select with synaptic on the VPS? If yes, then why do you mention it is free? Isn't all open-source software free?

    Which VPS provider do you recommend, for the sake of privacy and performance?
     
  5. mirimir

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    OpenVPN has both community and non-free software. Access Server <http://openvpn.net/index.php/access-server/download-openvpn-as-sw.html> is a ready-to-use server, very easy for users who don't know how to configure OpenVPN, manage credentials and user accounts, and so on.
    https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Virtual_private_server
    https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/wiki/doc/GoodBadISPs
     
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