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I'm looking for an application similar to teamviewer to install on ubuntu 10.10. I know that the teamviewer's staff has released a version for ubuntu, but I'd like to use something completely open. Someone can help me?

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Please tell us what software you chose and why, it'd be greatly appreciated for others looking for alternatives. –  Thomas Boxley Feb 10 '11 at 14:13
    
At moment I didn't find any that can replace teamviever.I hope that someone creates a program like that just for Ubuntu –  Riccardo Magrini Feb 10 '11 at 21:45
    
Teamviewer is a tool I'd be willing to pay for if I did tech support for money. –  djeikyb Feb 11 '11 at 10:54
    
I stumped upon this as I am looking exactly same answer. Were you able to figure out some good alternatives? what is an 'idem' which you mentioned as lacking in Remmina? –  Jamess Aug 6 '12 at 11:34

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Just read another thread on here that recommended Remmina. It doesn't explicitly say it does NAT Passthrough, but it looks worth a try.

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I know that one, but it's like Remote desktop viewer. Remmina's staff could adding a idem that allows a connection like Teamviewer!!!! –  Riccardo Magrini Feb 12 '11 at 0:23

This page is a comparison of remote desktop software available for various platforms.

Comparison of remote desktop software

See Features column -> NAT Passthrough: the ability to connect to the server behind a NAT without configuring the router's port forwarding rules. It gives an advantage when you can not configure router (for example it is on Internet service provider's side), but is a serious security risk (unless the traffic is end-to-end encrypted), because all the traffic should pass through some proxy server which in most cases is owned by remote access application's writers.

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I saw the characteristics of every one of those, but I don't thing that there is an alternative that replaces teamviewer...at moment!! –  Riccardo Magrini Feb 10 '11 at 20:23

Here are some alternatives.

One app named Remote desktop viewer is already(Applications -> Internet) installed in ubuntu.

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I know about that, the the problem is that I've to connect me to a remote PC back a firewall. The administrator doesn't want to open a port or make a nat on firewall toward the PC. The only solution I've found is teamviewer that works with a ID. I'd like to use something like it but open! –  Riccardo Magrini Feb 10 '11 at 10:40
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so you should see the link for the alternatives. –  Alaukik Feb 10 '11 at 12:51
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There is no open alternative that bypasses firewalls as easy as Teamviewer on that link. –  Javier Rivera Feb 10 '11 at 14:34
    
After I have made a lot of searches, I've decided to use teamviewer for my reason!!!there aren't alternatives like it –  Riccardo Magrini Feb 10 '11 at 20:19

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