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Chapter 38. Remote Access with Dial-Up N... > Special Considerations for Dial-Up C...

Special Considerations for Dial-Up Connections

Many remote users require more than just remote node connectivity, and, likewise, many corporations have found value in providing high-performance remote solutions for their mobile workforce. Remote control applications and Windows Terminal solutions can overcome many of the performance issues seen in remote node connectivity.

Remote Control

Remote control software allows users to dial in to a network utilizing Dial-Up Networking and, via specialized client software, take control of a PC on the remote network that is acting as a remote control host. After control is taken, the remote control client can manage the host workstation, run applications from the host workstation, or even provide technical support for the host workstation. Remote control software such as Reach Out, PC Anywhere, or Remotely Possible allows you to take control of and manipulate a computer with very acceptable performance by simply passing modifications to the screen across your dial-up connection. For instance, if you take control of a host workstation on your remote network and start an accounting application, the workstation does all the processing, whereas the remote control software simply passes compressed video to your workstation's remote control client. To you, it seems as if you've just launched the application on your own computer. Although remote control performance is slower than on a remote workstation, performance is very acceptable—especially if you can't access an application any other way.


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