Thursday, February 15, 2007

Hamachi and Radmin - an amazing combination

If you didn't already know, Hamachi rocks! It's a free utility that is simple to install and can allow you to create a Virtual Private Network (VPN) that is totally secure. Hamachi is owned by LogMeIn, another great service.
But LogMeIn doesn't do remote control of PCs like Radmin does. Radmin is the shorthand name for Remote Administrator, a powerful, secure and extremely useful utility for maintaining multiple PCs on a LAN, WAN or VPN. It isn't free like VNC, but the pricing is affordable and the features are incredibly useful.
In addition to being able to control the remote PC, you can copy files to the PC without being limited by file sharing restrictions, and you can get the contents of the remote clipboard, or set the remote clipboard from your PC. This works extremely well and efficiently on a broadband connection, and even a dial-up connection can be used if you limit the number of colours you wish to see on the remote PC.
Now combine thes two great utilities and you have something both incredibly powerful and totally secure. When I'm not on the Men's Clinic VPN I can still connect to it via a Windows XP machine running Hamachi, as long as I can connect to the intrnet. Similarly, I can connect to the Drive Report server using Hamachi, and other users can do the same from home using their WiFi connection. The VPN is protected by one of Steve Gibson's really secure passwords, so I don't have to worry about hackers getting into my machine. Ramin has its own passwords, so even if the hacker got on to my Hamachi network, there is still the Ramin password to get through.

2 comments:

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