Anyone using phindows over the internet?

Hi All,

This is both a QNX4 and Neutrino question.

I would like to be able to use phindows on a system behind a firewall
on a customers system.

I currently have a modem on the remote machine with a dialback setup
which allows me to dial in and have it call me back - wherupon I can
start phrelay and viola I have a working phidows session. But using
phindows an a modem is still pretty darn slow at times. The machine
is connected to the internet and I can for example ftp to my local
machine – I.e. I can start outgoing connections but I cant “see” the
machine from my local machine because it hides behind the firewall.

What I reall want to do is something like this.

  1. dial in and give dialback id
  2. answer call and login
  3. start some sort of outbound connection to my local machine on the
    interet.
  4. somehow reverse this connection and have phindows take over the
    connection.

I have seen some references to SSH and SSL for this sort of thing but
frankly have no clue about how to go about it. I also realize that
this raises some potential security problems. But for customer support
this would be great.

Is anyone doing something like this, and if so how are you doing it.

Thanks,
Bill Derby

Well, what we have is a customer who has loaded phindows onto a Windows
Terminal Server Edition machine. We then connect to his Terminal server
using an Citrix ICA Client, then from there click on the phindows icon on
the virtual desktop. Voila! Limited only by internet connection speed.


William M. Derby Jr. wrote in message <3a13f395.754622@inn.qnx.com>…

Hi All,

This is both a QNX4 and Neutrino question.

I would like to be able to use phindows on a system behind a firewall
on a customers system.

I currently have a modem on the remote machine with a dialback setup
which allows me to dial in and have it call me back - wherupon I can
start phrelay and viola I have a working phidows session. But using
phindows an a modem is still pretty darn slow at times. The machine
is connected to the internet and I can for example ftp to my local
machine – I.e. I can start outgoing connections but I cant “see” the
machine from my local machine because it hides behind the firewall.

What I reall want to do is something like this.

  1. dial in and give dialback id
  2. answer call and login
  3. start some sort of outbound connection to my local machine on the
    interet.
  4. somehow reverse this connection and have phindows take over the
    connection.

I have seen some references to SSH and SSL for this sort of thing but
frankly have no clue about how to go about it. I also realize that
this raises some potential security problems. But for customer support
this would be great.

Is anyone doing something like this, and if so how are you doing it.

Thanks,
Bill Derby