Re: Can't connect via VNC from work to home

From: Somebody (somebody_at_nospam.russdoucet.com)
Date: 02/15/05


Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2005 11:30:15 -0500


"Charles Newman" <charlesnewman1@comcast.net.spammers.will.be.shot.on.sight>
wrote in message news:crSdnc7EcveBJ4zfRVn-pQ@comcast.com...
>
> "Leythos" <void@nowhere.lan> wrote in message
> news:pan.2005.02.15.00.44.03.184994@nowhere.lan...
> > On Mon, 14 Feb 2005 19:26:46 -0500, Somebody wrote:
> >
> >
> >> "Leythos" <void@nowhere.lan> wrote in message
> >> news:pan.2005.02.14.21.44.31.551111@nowhere.lan...
> >>> On Tue, 15 Feb 2005 06:21:48 +1100, Grosby wrote: Anytime you expose
> >>> your company to something they didn't authorize you risk their
network.
> >>> Many companies don't block/filter web sites because it's an expense to
> >>> do so, others rely on the good nature of the employees to not do
> >>> anything they aren't suppose to do.
> >>>
> >>> There are few instances where a person connects from work to home for
> >>> Business reasons, fewer still that don't want to access a file at home
> >>> from work sometime.
> >>
> >> I'm interested to know what risks are incurred by remote controlling a
> >> machine at home, from within the corporate LAN. That's what the OP was
> >> trying to do.
> >
> > Some remote control programs allow people to move files through the
> > connection, while VNC doesn't allow files specifically, there is no
reason
> > that they could not email a file from their personal computer to their
> > work account. There are a number of apps, like PcAnywhere, etc... that
> > allow it, also if they setup a small web-server in their home and access
> > that to get files it's a threat - the home environment is best described
> > as the Wild-West where anything goes, the corporate environment is
> > controlled, monitored, and better protected.
>
> Well, Remote Desktop can be restricted so that no file transfers
> between the two machines are possible, and that client machine
> is no more than a dumb terminal to the hosting machine. IT can
> tweak Remote Desktop on the PCs, so a connection in either
> direction will not allow transfer of any files.

VNC not RDP is the topic.

-Russ.