Any remote desktop software that really goes over HTTP?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by jamesavery22, Mar 18, 2005.

  1. jamesavery22

    jamesavery22 Network Guru Member

    Using IIS and remote desktop in XP pro doesnt really go over http port 80, correct? You just download the activeX control over http then just does TCP 3379 but through the web browser, correct?

    Im only allowed to go through port 80, 443 only using http/https. Is there any remote desktop software that would allow that?
  2. Manip

    Manip Network Guru Member

    What you’re after, as far as I'm aware, doesn't exist.

    Most remote access software that appears to use your browser is simply
    downloading an application (be it Java or an ActiveX 'control') these
    applications work exactly the same as a desktop application using ports
    and your network connection.

    You might be able to tunnel the remote connection though, do some research on HTTP tunnelling.
    The remote access application called Remote Admin or ‘RAdmin’ is your best bet with tunnelling because
    It uses a single port.
  3. t4thfavor

    t4thfavor Network Guru Member

    just download vnc for free and set it up to use port 80 bingo your done

    or radmin21 is anoter one that i would recommend if you have money to buy it.
    it is better than vnc and the port is configurable.

    default is 4899 or something but it is completely configurable
  4. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

  5. 4Access

    4Access Network Guru Member

    Sorry to revive an old thread but I just happened to stumble across it while searching for something else and thought I might leave the following tip...

    Strait from the MS KB: How to change the listening port for Remote Desktop

    Set this up for a number of clients. Works great. Just remember to reboot for the change to take affect.

    And if you decide to go the VNC route I'd suggest looking at UltraVNC

  6. olivia_ton

    olivia_ton Guest

    Some vendor remote access software like RemotePC will free you from the hassle of firewall / router / proxy configurations.
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