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(@clearwaterbrewer)
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July 1, 2019 3:19 pm  

I have been using RDP, and switching to VNC, and think it would be great to have a best practices or reference doc.

setting up the server best for BruControl

good client setup for operating the system

good client setup for displaying on a tv, maybe with a smarttv or dongle or similar


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(@diebeerery)
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July 2, 2019 4:26 pm  

I don't run it, but I have in the past. I switced to teamviewer. You can create a new free account where you can store all the your pc's, basically then you don't need to know ips, and or do an router/FW port work. You just click the computer name, and it auto connects. It also allows for multiple sessions at the same time along with a host of other options. It's not as light weight as vnc, but imo it's much more easy to use and feature rich.

 

I use airparrot on the BC "server" which allows for streaming, to any amazon/apple tv device. 

 

 

So I do a lot of brewing remote, where I use my teamviewer on my phone web cams, and stream it to the TV, while I lay in bed.

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(@clearwaterbrewer)
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July 2, 2019 5:30 pm  

Thanks, that may work for some... I have used teamviewer before.

It will likely not work for me, I severely limit all connections with the outside world from my internal network, I have a lan-to-lan vpn to my house from the shop, and if you are not on the inside network, you are not getting in. Even friends and guests get guest wireless access that cannot access the servers (and POS terminal and POS printer and thermostats and such) and a persistent connection to a cloud provider for a RDP style service is begging for trouble.


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(@diebeerery)
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July 2, 2019 5:38 pm  

I get it. I'm in the IT field as well. I'm on ROADM and fiber transport, but I started on the switching/routing/FW side. I completely get security, in the corporate world, but I'm pretty "lax" at home. Even though I do run a 5510.

 

 

 

 


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