Can anyone recommend a #VNC server for #Windows? The one that keeps coming up is RealVNC, but it seems to force you to create an account and run everything through their servers. I don't want any of that garbage, especially since VNC is not an encrypted protocol, and could easily be eavesdropped upon and/or MitM'd.
This is to do remote tech support on my father's PC. I've already got him on my private VPN, so there's no need to worry about dynamic IP or NAT issues. I thought about Windows' native Remote Desktop software, but in Microsoft's infinite wisdom that's not available on his particular version of Windows.
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This is extremely frustrating.
I host a piece of software on my server for my father. He connects to it via #SSH (using #PuTTY ). He just got a new computer, and wanted me to set it up so that he could connect, just like I did with his previous computer. No problem right?
I show up, generate the key, and authorize it on the server, but for whatever reason PuTTY refuses to acknowledge the existence of this key. I know it's not even trying, because it doesn't even ask for the passphrase to decrypt it.
Has something changed in the latest version of PuTTY that I just don't know about? Do I need to do something the enable public key authentication beyond simply specifying the path to the key?
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Content warning: PeerTube woes, weighing channel migration options
I have everything backed up, so I'm thinking about either re-uploading them, or (more likely) rehosting elsewhere. I'd love to self-host a PeerTube instance, as I've upgraded my internet connection since I last considered that, but the machine I'm currently hosting most of my services from has limited storage (128GB) and I'm already finding myself needing to make decisions about what to keep and what not to. I'm considering automatically pruning old posts from my Friendica node, as that's taking up a fair chunk of space. I'd love to upgrade my "server" to a NUC with 1TB of storage, but that's a little out of my price range at the moment.
I've also looked at diode.zone, but their terms of service specifically prohibit music under the YouTube license which a couple of my videos use... though, I suppose I could re-edit them.* I am a little concerned that they are a relatively popular server. Popular servers tend to have their mod teams stretched pretty thin, though I don't know if that's particularly been a problem over there. Even if it isn't an issue now, it may become so in the future.
Are there other options I'm missing here? My preference would be to self-host if at all possible, as video tends to consume a non-trivial amount of resources.
* I probably should anyway, since they're apparently not compatible with the Creative Commons licenses I'm using.
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I'd hate to have to replace the whole stupid thing over a $30 part.
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