RussellHltn wrote:Now, going back to the (hopefully) dead horse, there's two types of remote software. Point-to-point (like VNC) and server-based (like GoToMyPC). The problem with point-to-point is that it requires some inbound ports to be opened on the Cisco firewall. To do that requires working though GSD. (Good luck!). The server-based one has both computers connecting out to a server that passes the traffic. Since it's a outbound connection for both parties, it's more likely to get though a firewall. My question here: have we now strayed into the "3rd party server" rule?
jdlessley wrote:With that 3rd party server issue coming into play I would guess the best solution for remote control would be LANDesk using the Church servers. However, that creates a server load issue for the Church that they may not be ready to handle.
Could someone please point to an actual policy document that describes such a "3rd party server" rule? I find no such reference in this document, where we might expect to find it mentioned. The "rule" seems to be a unicorn.
As for GoToMyPC, I have always assumed that is out of bounds, but for another reason. I thought that was because it was considered a violation of procedure to go away and leave the desktop PC running. Our local instructions have been to shut it down and physically unplug the power. However, I don't find those instructions in this document, either, as a matter of churchwide policy.
In any case, it is clear that under this document, GoToMyPC or any other software should not be installed without approval of the stake president.