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 From:  "Michael Graves" <mgraves at mstvp dot com>
 To:  "m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch" <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>, "Jeffrey Goldberg" <jeffrey at goldmark dot org>
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] gotomypc blocking
 Date:  Tue, 15 Feb 2005 13:52:12 -0600
On Mon, 14 Feb 2005 19:36:46 -0800, Jeffrey Goldberg wrote:

>Does anyone know anything about
>
>   https://www.gotomypc.com/
>
>It claims to be something that one installs on Windows boxes which 
>allows remote access.  The very vague description on the website adds 
>that
>
>  Both controlled and controlling computers receive all communications 
>through an
>  outgoing TCP connection using protocols and ports that can 
>transparently transit
>  almost all firewalls.
>
>  No firewall changes are required, and you do not have to bypass or 
>compromise your
>  corporate or branch office firewall.
>
>It looks like they are "marketing" to end users who would install this 
>on their work machines to ask like a VPN to a particular machine.
>
>So here are a few of my questions for the m0n0 crowd.
>
>(1) Is this thing as evil as it looks?
>(2) How does it work?
>(3) How could one control such a thing?

I have been using this for about three months. I use it to conduct
online software training, and to effect remote management of servers at
our end user locations.

It's cheaper than Webex, which was the basis of my choice. I use m0n0
in my home office and have had no issues passing one GotoMeeting
session through m0n0. My DSL service is 3.0M/768k. This afternoon I had
a GotoMeeting sesion and three G.711 voip streams running with no
issues at all. My office phone system is an Asterisk iPBX with IP based
outbound calling.

Michael
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