Apache Guacamole: access your computer from anywhere

Apache guacamole

There are many programs to access a computer from anywhere in the world with just a connection to the network, but today we come to tell you about a special one, it is the open source project Apache guacamole, which is a client (HTML5 web application) capable of offering you functionalities for remote access to servers and other remote computers from anywhere only with the help of a connection and a web browser.

It doesn't take more than that, just Guacamole and you're good to go. remote access. And getting it is very simple, since it is free, as well as free. In addition, as they say from the official project website, it can support standard protocols like VNC, RDP, and SSH (added later). Although I have said that it is a client, it can actually be designated as "clientless" as it does not need plugins or additional software ...

In addition, on the web that I have linked you will find much more information about the project, as well as the link to see the code on GitHub, manuals, help, and download area. You can even get a complete wiki in case you have doubts about this software and its use. And from LxA I encourage you to try it as an alternative to the other programs you use today, such as TeamViewer, TightVNC, UltraVNC, RealVNC, Vinagre, Xrdp, Viubo, and a long etc., since there are many different alternatives for many platforms.

By the way, if you don't know the protocols  communication that I have introduced in the second paragraph, just say that VNC stands for Virtual Network Computating, RDP stands for Remote Desktop Protocol and SSH stands for Secure Shell. The three protocols with similar functionalities but with different characteristics. For example, SSH, as you may have imagined from its name, is more secure by encrypting connections. Although surely you already know them, if I do not encourage you to look for information about them, since it is not relevant in this article to describe them in detail ...

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