Remote connection manager



  • I've tried nRemoteNG, Remote Desktop Connection Manager, Terminals, and a few others. Everything typically has one big 'gotcha' that can't be overlooked.

    What program is everyone using? Something with at least RDP, SSH, and VNC. Other things like HTTP, HTTPS, and Telnet I don't use as much.


  • Banned

    RDCM 😃 Because Microsoft fan boy...



  • @zuphzuph said in Remote connection manager:

    RDCM 😃 Because Microsoft fan boy...

    That one is one of the worst... I tried connecting via 5900 (VNC) and it gave me a "Unknown disconnection reason 4356". lol



  • I use Remmina



  • @scottalanmiller said in Remote connection manager:

    I use Remmina

    If you need to use admin tools for managing AD/Group Policy/etc, do you just remote out to a "management" Windows server that has all those tools? I've saw a few places do it that way... vs. having to have a Windows workstation as their daily driver.



  • Smartcode VNC Manager is one that I've used in the past.

    https://www.s-code.com/products/vncmanager/



  • I use RDCM, Putty for SSH. I don't use VNC.



  • @BBigford said in Remote connection manager:

    @scottalanmiller said in Remote connection manager:

    I use Remmina

    If you need to use admin tools for managing AD/Group Policy/etc, do you just remote out to a "management" Windows server that has all those tools? I've saw a few places do it that way... vs. having to have a Windows workstation as their daily driver.

    Depends, I have a Windows VM but we don't have internal Windows servers. So yes, for customers, tools on a Windows admin station.



  • @tiagom
    THats what i do, RDCM for Windows machines, SSH for everything else.



  • Remmina or Remote Desktop Viewer.



  • I use MobaXTerm (http://mobaxterm.mobatek.net/) and it's great. It does SSH, RDP, VNC, can do automatic SSH tunnelling if you need it, it just flat out rocks... It's a bit pricey, but I haven't found any that work as cleanly as this one does.



  • @BBigford said in Remote connection manager:

    I've tried nRemoteNG, Remote Desktop Connection Manager, Terminals, and a few others. Everything typically has one big 'gotcha' that can't be overlooked.

    What program is everyone using? Something with at least RDP, SSH, and VNC. Other things like HTTP, HTTPS, and Telnet I don't use as much.

    MobaXterm

    0_1472193427765_upload-b89c49af-5586-46cb-b30e-ee334d18510e

    Embedded X server, great SSH-port-forwarding, Putty KeyGen frontend, macro engine, can be repackaged to include / exclude functionality if you want to deploy on a larger scale, its portable (no install), cheap, just awesome...

    0_1472193654643_upload-1b210894-db4d-473c-9430-8ff3658f9d87



  • Here's a "video" showing some of the features of v3.6. Current version is 9.1, it's just getting better: http://mobaxterm.mobatek.net/demo.html



  • @thwr said in Remote connection manager:

    @BBigford said in Remote connection manager:

    I've tried nRemoteNG, Remote Desktop Connection Manager, Terminals, and a few others. Everything typically has one big 'gotcha' that can't be overlooked.

    What program is everyone using? Something with at least RDP, SSH, and VNC. Other things like HTTP, HTTPS, and Telnet I don't use as much.

    MobaXterm

    0_1472193427765_upload-b89c49af-5586-46cb-b30e-ee334d18510e

    Embedded X server, great SSH-port-forwarding, Putty KeyGen frontend, macro engine, can be repackaged to include / exclude functionality if you want to deploy on a larger scale, its portable (no install), cheap, just awesome...

    0_1472193654643_upload-1b210894-db4d-473c-9430-8ff3658f9d87

    Max 360 seconds for file transfers over tftp and nfs? Lol that's so low... Often I go well beyond 6 minutes...


  • Banned

    @BBigford I don't use VNC anymore. Kind of glad I don't have a need for it. The enviornments and users here are pretty efficient on the day to day. 😛



  • @BBigford Where do you see the Max 360 seconds?



  • @dafyre said in Remote connection manager:

    @BBigford Where do you see the Max 360 seconds?

    Unless I'm totally reading this wrong, you get 6 minutes for those 3 things...

    0_1472231788521_mob.png



  • @BBigford Ah, I gotcha. I never run into that because I'm a paid customer. 😎

    MobaXterm is pricey, for sure... but definitely worth it to me.

    IT has a built in SFTP engine so that anytime you connect to a Linux machine, it gives you an SFTP tab for up / downloading files, so you don't have to use yet another application for that.



  • @dafyre said in Remote connection manager:

    @BBigford Ah, I gotcha. I never run into that because I'm a paid customer. 😎

    MobaXterm is pricey, for sure... but definitely worth it to me.

    IT has a built in SFTP engine so that anytime you connect to a Linux machine, it gives you an SFTP tab for up / downloading files, so you don't have to use yet another application for that.

    Don't get me wrong, $70 is nothing. I have just yet to find anything in a free version that after I used it, I said "you know... that software is awesome. I'd pay for that software."

    But once you talk about paid, there's probably a lot of solutions that I could look at and opens up a whole new can of worms for alternatives to Terminals/RDCM/mRemoteNG/etc. Just never looked into paid to this point.

    Installing MobaXterm now though.



  • @BBigford said in Remote connection manager:

    @dafyre said in Remote connection manager:

    @BBigford Where do you see the Max 360 seconds?

    Unless I'm totally reading this wrong, you get 6 minutes for those 3 things...

    0_1472231788521_mob.png

    That restriction only applies to what was marked by you



  • @BBigford said in Remote connection manager:

    @dafyre said in Remote connection manager:

    @BBigford Ah, I gotcha. I never run into that because I'm a paid customer. 😎

    MobaXterm is pricey, for sure... but definitely worth it to me.

    IT has a built in SFTP engine so that anytime you connect to a Linux machine, it gives you an SFTP tab for up / downloading files, so you don't have to use yet another application for that.

    Don't get me wrong, $70 is nothing. I have just yet to find anything in a free version that after I used it, I said "you know... that software is awesome. I'd pay for that software."

    But once you talk about paid, there's probably a lot of solutions that I could look at and opens up a whole new can of worms for alternatives to Terminals/RDCM/mRemoteNG/etc. Just never looked into paid to this point.

    Installing MobaXterm now though.

    It's $70 per user and you are allowed to use it anywhere



  • @dafyre said in Remote connection manager:

    @BBigford Ah, I gotcha. I never run into that because I'm a paid customer. 😎

    MobaXterm is pricey, for sure... but definitely worth it to me.

    IT has a built in SFTP engine so that anytime you connect to a Linux machine, it gives you an SFTP tab for up / downloading files, so you don't have to use yet another application for that.

    We forgot to mention that screensaver 😉



  • @dafyre said in Remote connection manager:

    @BBigford Ah, I gotcha. I never run into that because I'm a paid customer. 😎

    MobaXterm is pricey, for sure... but definitely worth it to me.

    IT has a built in SFTP engine so that anytime you connect to a Linux machine, it gives you an SFTP tab for up / downloading files, so you don't have to use yet another application for that.

    So far MXT is pretty awesome. I noticed right away it has the same scaling issues as Terminals though.. If you start a session when the screen isn't maximized, you have to re-establish the session. It only takes a few seconds but it's just something I notice.

    0_1472232300736_moba.png



  • @thwr said in Remote connection manager:

    @dafyre said in Remote connection manager:

    @BBigford Ah, I gotcha. I never run into that because I'm a paid customer. 😎

    MobaXterm is pricey, for sure... but definitely worth it to me.

    IT has a built in SFTP engine so that anytime you connect to a Linux machine, it gives you an SFTP tab for up / downloading files, so you don't have to use yet another application for that.

    We forgot to mention that screensaver 😉

    Screensaver? Please share...



  • @BBigford said in Remote connection manager:

    @thwr said in Remote connection manager:

    @dafyre said in Remote connection manager:

    @BBigford Ah, I gotcha. I never run into that because I'm a paid customer. 😎

    MobaXterm is pricey, for sure... but definitely worth it to me.

    IT has a built in SFTP engine so that anytime you connect to a Linux machine, it gives you an SFTP tab for up / downloading files, so you don't have to use yet another application for that.

    We forgot to mention that screensaver 😉

    Screensaver? Please share...

    Just open a SSH session and wait a few minutes 😉



  • @BBigford said in Remote connection manager:

    @dafyre said in Remote connection manager:

    @BBigford Ah, I gotcha. I never run into that because I'm a paid customer. 😎

    MobaXterm is pricey, for sure... but definitely worth it to me.

    IT has a built in SFTP engine so that anytime you connect to a Linux machine, it gives you an SFTP tab for up / downloading files, so you don't have to use yet another application for that.

    So far MXT is pretty awesome. I noticed right away it has the same scaling issues as Terminals though.. If you start a session when the screen isn't maximized, you have to re-establish the session. It only takes a few seconds but it's just something I notice.

    0_1472232300736_moba.png

    I believe if you hit the fit to Window size button that it should resize and not totally reconnect.



  • @dafyre said in Remote connection manager:

    @BBigford said in Remote connection manager:

    @dafyre said in Remote connection manager:

    @BBigford Ah, I gotcha. I never run into that because I'm a paid customer. 😎

    MobaXterm is pricey, for sure... but definitely worth it to me.

    IT has a built in SFTP engine so that anytime you connect to a Linux machine, it gives you an SFTP tab for up / downloading files, so you don't have to use yet another application for that.

    So far MXT is pretty awesome. I noticed right away it has the same scaling issues as Terminals though.. If you start a session when the screen isn't maximized, you have to re-establish the session. It only takes a few seconds but it's just something I notice.

    0_1472232300736_moba.png

    I believe if you hit the fit to Window size button that it should resize and not totally reconnect.

    yes, but it reconnects. And this can be a PITA if you are using a remote X session for example, because it will login again and your old session is lost. This IS an issue in MobaXterm.



  • @thwr said in Remote connection manager:

    @dafyre said in Remote connection manager:

    @BBigford said in Remote connection manager:

    @dafyre said in Remote connection manager:

    @BBigford Ah, I gotcha. I never run into that because I'm a paid customer. 😎

    MobaXterm is pricey, for sure... but definitely worth it to me.

    IT has a built in SFTP engine so that anytime you connect to a Linux machine, it gives you an SFTP tab for up / downloading files, so you don't have to use yet another application for that.

    So far MXT is pretty awesome. I noticed right away it has the same scaling issues as Terminals though.. If you start a session when the screen isn't maximized, you have to re-establish the session. It only takes a few seconds but it's just something I notice.

    0_1472232300736_moba.png

    I believe if you hit the fit to Window size button that it should resize and not totally reconnect.

    yes, but it reconnects. And this can be a PITA if you are using a remote X session for example, because it will login again and your old session is lost. This IS an issue in MobaXterm.

    So far, my only complaint. Not an issue just with Moba. This is an issue with many many vendors. So far, that is something I can overlook since it is so common, and it is really my only complaint. Everything else is awesome.



  • @BBigford said in Remote connection manager:

    @thwr said in Remote connection manager:

    @dafyre said in Remote connection manager:

    @BBigford said in Remote connection manager:

    @dafyre said in Remote connection manager:

    @BBigford Ah, I gotcha. I never run into that because I'm a paid customer. 😎

    MobaXterm is pricey, for sure... but definitely worth it to me.

    IT has a built in SFTP engine so that anytime you connect to a Linux machine, it gives you an SFTP tab for up / downloading files, so you don't have to use yet another application for that.

    So far MXT is pretty awesome. I noticed right away it has the same scaling issues as Terminals though.. If you start a session when the screen isn't maximized, you have to re-establish the session. It only takes a few seconds but it's just something I notice.

    0_1472232300736_moba.png

    I believe if you hit the fit to Window size button that it should resize and not totally reconnect.

    yes, but it reconnects. And this can be a PITA if you are using a remote X session for example, because it will login again and your old session is lost. This IS an issue in MobaXterm.

    So far, my only complaint. Not an issue just with Moba. This is an issue with many many vendors. So far, that is something I can overlook since it is so common, and it is really my only complaint. Everything else is awesome.

    To be honest, most tools are using the freerdp library behind the scenes. And so does MobaXterm, AFAIK. The problem is within this library



  • @thwr said in Remote connection manager:

    @BBigford said in Remote connection manager:

    @thwr said in Remote connection manager:

    @dafyre said in Remote connection manager:

    @BBigford said in Remote connection manager:

    @dafyre said in Remote connection manager:

    @BBigford Ah, I gotcha. I never run into that because I'm a paid customer. 😎

    MobaXterm is pricey, for sure... but definitely worth it to me.

    IT has a built in SFTP engine so that anytime you connect to a Linux machine, it gives you an SFTP tab for up / downloading files, so you don't have to use yet another application for that.

    So far MXT is pretty awesome. I noticed right away it has the same scaling issues as Terminals though.. If you start a session when the screen isn't maximized, you have to re-establish the session. It only takes a few seconds but it's just something I notice.

    0_1472232300736_moba.png

    I believe if you hit the fit to Window size button that it should resize and not totally reconnect.

    yes, but it reconnects. And this can be a PITA if you are using a remote X session for example, because it will login again and your old session is lost. This IS an issue in MobaXterm.

    So far, my only complaint. Not an issue just with Moba. This is an issue with many many vendors. So far, that is something I can overlook since it is so common, and it is really my only complaint. Everything else is awesome.

    To be honest, most tools are using the freerdp library behind the scenes. And so does MobaXterm, AFAIK. The problem is within this library

    That would make sense if all the ones having issues are using that library.


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