Remote Desktop on Mac and Windows (Teamviewer alternative)
I have been using Teamviewer free version for many years and it has always been good to log into a remote machine when I occasionally needed to do something. Sometimes I have been given a commercial usage warning which was inconvenient but then the error went away and I could use it again. I’m not at a point where Teamviewer is giving me this error all the time and it is unusable. Even tho i realistically use 5-10 minutes per week of usage.
I would like to stop using Teamviewer and use my own means of connecting remotely to the 3 or 4 computers that I need to access. This consists of Mac and Windows machines. I purchased Screen 4 which has almost all of the functionality. The one thing that is missing (which is what Teamviewer did so well) is the ability to access machines which were behind a firewall. Because I do not have access to open ports.
I have some experience with reverse ssh (on Mac and Linux) so I think I can get the reverse ssh tunnel setup conformable on those platforms, but I am not sure about Windows. I think, once the ssh tunnel is setup, Screens 4 will do the rest using the VNC protocol.
I was just wondering, is anyone aware of any better way to access remote machines (Mac and Win) across wan’s where we don’t have access to routers/port forwarding ?