Commit 56a12416 authored by Yvan Masson's avatar Yvan Masson
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Highlight limitations in README.md

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RemoteHelpBuilder aims at providing technical people guidelines to build a free
(libre), on-demand system, to help non-technical remote people. It can be seen
as a basic alternative to TeamViewer©, but based on VNC and SSH existing
implementations.
as a basic alternative to TeamViewer© (with some [limitations](#overview)), but
based on VNC and SSH existing implementations.
You need to set it up once (configuring the "_intermediate server_", customizing
and packaging a little "_client software_" intended for the "_helped_"), and you
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4. When done, disable the one-time password and log out from the intermediate
server.
Requirements:
Requirements and limitations:
- SSH must not be blocked by a firewall somewhere in the path (SSH port number
can be chosen), so it will not work if the helped is behind a firewall that
does
[deep packet inspection](https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deep_packet_inspection)
- This system does not allow helping more than one person at the same time.
- You must be confident with the Linux command line and system administration to
be able to build the system and to understand the security implications
(hopefully the instructions are clear enough).
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to by DNS. You could eventually use your own Linux computer to act as the
intermediate server. Only trusted users must have access to this server.
- You must distribute the client software to the helped before first use.
- SSH must not be blocked by a firewall somewhere in the path (SSH port number
can be chosen).
- You and the helped need a bare minimum of 1 Mbit/s ADSL connection, but
2 Mbit/s is advised.
Limitations:
- This system does not allow helping more than one person at the same time.
- Wayland Linux clients are not supported.
Many things can be improved, often easily, so feel free to get in touch and
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