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July 25, 2005 9:31:02 PM

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My brother had two windows ME machines in different states and needed
to be able to access Quickbooks' accounts on one machine from the
other. He was using PCAnywhere via two phone-modems on the machines
and it worked just fine.

He now has a two new XP machines in same scenario and still needs to
be able to access Quickbooks' accounts on the one machine (which is
now DSL ISP) from the other (which is now Cable ISP).

He has been warned not to use PCAnywhere for security reasons. He
was told XP fire walling also would cause woes. I am sure he can
disable the fireballs, but he really shouldn't do that. I also am
sure he can continue to use PCAnywhere via the two phone-modems, but
should he do this?

Can anyone suggest a best way to go to do what he needs to do?

Please.

Geezer

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Anonymous
July 25, 2005 9:31:03 PM

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PCAnywhere can also be used on XP (starting @ version 10.5) and can be used
over Cable/DSL service. This is known as TCP/IP connection.

Also, XP Pro has built-in Remote Desktop Protocol (Terminal Services). This
allows you to remote connect onto the destination PC. However, R.D.P. will
close all programs and log off all user on the destination local console.

If each are using a dynamic IP service , then www.whatismuip.com would be
able to tell you the current IP address, when done from each PC.


"geezer" <wee@willy.com> wrote in message
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> My brother had two windows ME machines in different states and needed
> to be able to access Quickbooks' accounts on one machine from the
> other. He was using PCAnywhere via two phone-modems on the machines
> and it worked just fine.
>
> He now has a two new XP machines in same scenario and still needs to
> be able to access Quickbooks' accounts on the one machine (which is
> now DSL ISP) from the other (which is now Cable ISP).
>
> He has been warned not to use PCAnywhere for security reasons. He
> was told XP fire walling also would cause woes. I am sure he can
> disable the fireballs, but he really shouldn't do that. I also am
> sure he can continue to use PCAnywhere via the two phone-modems, but
> should he do this?
>
> Can anyone suggest a best way to go to do what he needs to do?
>
> Please.
>
> Geezer
>
> .
July 25, 2005 9:31:03 PM

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Hi

As is a connection through the Internet is much faster and dependable but
not as securer as your own dialup. However Internet connection can be made
secure by using Encryption (SSH, VPN etc.)

A common practice to achieve security is to use VPN. If you are connecting
to Windows Server (like Widows 2003), VPN server is part of the deal,
otherwise you would need a VPN End point.

http://www.ezlan.net/vpn.html

Alternatively you can use pcAnywhere or similar programs.

This page describe how to be able to connect to a computer/network through
the Internet (it does not matter DSL or Cable the principle is the same.

http://www.ezlan.net/myip.html

This page describe how to use a remote control program through the Internet

http://www.ezlan.net/vnc.html

This page describes how to secure the remoter control program.

http://theillustratednetwork.mvps.org/RemoteDesktop/SSH...
pVNCandSSH.html

Jack (MVP-Networking).



"geezer" <wee@willy.com> wrote in message
news:6c8ae19sog5d1lvrbqo9i4fn5popts9arg@4ax.com...
> My brother had two windows ME machines in different states and needed
> to be able to access Quickbooks' accounts on one machine from the
> other. He was using PCAnywhere via two phone-modems on the machines
> and it worked just fine.
>
> He now has a two new XP machines in same scenario and still needs to
> be able to access Quickbooks' accounts on the one machine (which is
> now DSL ISP) from the other (which is now Cable ISP).
>
> He has been warned not to use PCAnywhere for security reasons. He
> was told XP fire walling also would cause woes. I am sure he can
> disable the fireballs, but he really shouldn't do that. I also am
> sure he can continue to use PCAnywhere via the two phone-modems, but
> should he do this?
>
> Can anyone suggest a best way to go to do what he needs to do?
>
> Please.
>
> Geezer
>
> .
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July 25, 2005 11:07:50 PM

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On Mon, 25 Jul 2005 14:59:01 -0400, "Jack" <jack@msnews.microsoft.com>
wrote:

>http://theillustratednetwork.mvps.org/RemoteDesktop/SSH...
pVNCandSSH.html


Thanks Jack. What is wrong with the above address? It did not work
for me.

Geezer
July 25, 2005 11:07:51 PM

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geezer wrote:

> On Mon, 25 Jul 2005 14:59:01 -0400, "Jack" <jack@msnews.microsoft.com>
> wrote:
>
>
>>http://theillustratednetwork.mvps.org/RemoteDesktop/SSH...
>
> pVNCandSSH.html
>
>
> Thanks Jack. What is wrong with the above address? It did not work
> for me.
>
> Geezer

The link works fine here.

--
Rock
MS MVP Windows - Shell/User
July 25, 2005 11:16:50 PM

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On Mon, 25 Jul 2005 14:33:10 -0400, "Yves Leclerc"
<yleclercNOSPAM@maysys.com> wrote:

>PCAnywhere can also be used on XP (starting @ version 10.5) and can be used
>over Cable/DSL service. This is known as TCP/IP connection.
>
>Also, XP Pro has built-in Remote Desktop Protocol (Terminal Services). This
>allows you to remote connect onto the destination PC. However, R.D.P. will
>close all programs and log off all user on the destination local console.
>
>If each are using a dynamic IP service , then www.whatismuip.com would be
>able to tell you the current IP address, when done from each PC.
>
>


www.whatismuip.com jumps me to http://www2.linkz.com/ which doesn't
seem to pertain to IP service. Why ???

Thanks

Geezer
Anonymous
July 25, 2005 11:16:51 PM

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Try http://www.whatismyip.com/ what is mY ip

--
Regards,

Richard Urban
Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User

Quote from: George Ankner
"If you knew as much as you thought you know,
You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!"

"geezer" <wee@willy.com> wrote in message
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> On Mon, 25 Jul 2005 14:33:10 -0400, "Yves Leclerc"
> <yleclercNOSPAM@maysys.com> wrote:
>
>>PCAnywhere can also be used on XP (starting @ version 10.5) and can be
>>used
>>over Cable/DSL service. This is known as TCP/IP connection.
>>
>>Also, XP Pro has built-in Remote Desktop Protocol (Terminal Services).
>>This
>>allows you to remote connect onto the destination PC. However, R.D.P.
>>will
>>close all programs and log off all user on the destination local console.
>>
>>If each are using a dynamic IP service , then www.whatismuip.com would be
>>able to tell you the current IP address, when done from each PC.
>>
>>
>
>
> www.whatismuip.com jumps me to http://www2.linkz.com/ which doesn't
> seem to pertain to IP service. Why ???
>
> Thanks
>
> Geezer
July 26, 2005 3:18:12 AM

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On Mon, 25 Jul 2005 17:10:58 -0400, "Richard Urban [MVP]"
<richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> wrote:

>Try http://www.whatismyip.com/ what is mY ip


I tried testing PCAnywhere, using its cable/dsl menu selection and it
seemed to work fine (under XP). I just wonder how protected I was
with just XP's firewall active.

Geezer
Anonymous
July 26, 2005 3:18:13 AM

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I would never rely upon Windows XP firewall, as it is now, to totally
protect my systems.

--
Regards,

Richard Urban
Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User

Quote from: George Ankner
"If you knew as much as you thought you know,
You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!"

"geezer" <wee@willy.com> wrote in message
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> On Mon, 25 Jul 2005 17:10:58 -0400, "Richard Urban [MVP]"
> <richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
>>Try http://www.whatismyip.com/ what is mY ip
>
>
> I tried testing PCAnywhere, using its cable/dsl menu selection and it
> seemed to work fine (under XP). I just wonder how protected I was
> with just XP's firewall active.
>
> Geezer
July 26, 2005 3:18:14 AM

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On Mon, 25 Jul 2005 20:14:50 -0400, "Richard Urban [MVP]"
<richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> wrote:

>I would never rely upon Windows XP firewall, as it is now, to totally
>protect my systems.

Windows Firewall is as good as Zone Alarm for protecting against inbound
threats, on computers used for just web surfing. It doesn't protect at all on
outbound threats though.

NO single product, including any personal firewall, is good enough to totally
protect any system. That's why a layered defense is essential.
<http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/05/please-protect-yo...;

--
Cheers,
Chuck, MS-MVP [Windows - Networking]
http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/
Paranoia is not a problem, when it's a normal response from experience.
My email is AT DOT
actual address pchuck mvps org.
July 26, 2005 1:59:24 PM

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On Mon, 25 Jul 2005 15:48:12 -0700, Rock <rock@mail.nospam.net> wrote:

>
>The link works fine here.


Does for me too - now.

Thanks

G
!