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Using rAdmin for a server -->> client reverse connection

By berber
May 31, 2008
  1. Hi,

    I've installed rAdmin viewer on PC1 and the rAdmin server on PC2.

    PC1 (viewer) --------->>>>>> PC2 (server)

    By using the viewer on PC1 I log in to PC2 and start applications etc.


    Q1:
    Is it possible to start a program via the viewer of PC1 remotely on PC2 that is in fact executed on PC1 ?

    Q2:
    Is it possible for someone sitting in front of PC2 to change something on PC1 (kind of reverse connection) while I'm not watching ?

    Thanks for your help !

    berber
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    rAdmin

    Using rAdmin you are basically setting up a trust between the Viewer and Server
    Although the Server can gain full access over the Viewer; the Viewer also is aware of any IP linking to it, and therefore could try to hack into the Servers IP (using another program), and thus cause issues.

    Q1. No not without giving permissions (ie file transfer and chat)
    Q2. The server has full control (normally) so they could do just about anything
     
  3. berber

    berber TS Rookie Topic Starter

    @kimsland:

    Thanks for your reply !

    Do you really mean "the Server has full control over the viewer" ? I though it is vice versa. And thats exactly my question if it is possible for the Server to gain access to the Client that is logged in.

    berber
     
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    I've used software like this before.
    Actually pretty sure rAdmin I've used too (basically I really test a lot of software, well I did use to)

    Anyway: "Radmin Server reads the remote screen" quote from here: http://www.radmin.com/products/radmin/rserver.php
    So I'm sure it's the Server that has the control (anyway the name Server usually means control) But I could be wrong.

    Actually here's the 10Meg manual (PDF) http://www.radmin.com/download/manuals/radmin30en.pdf

    And you really should just download it : http://www.radmin.com/download/index.php
    And then test with another computer (that could be on the bench right next to you!)
     
  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,317   +618

    Remote Admin has the connotation of a Client system logging into some other system
    to administer it, eg: I'm at home and want to look or fix something on the Domain Controller at work.

    The software to do this loads a 'server' program on the system to be 'controlled from a remote location'
    and also installs a 'client program' (in this case the viewer) on any number of systems.

    However this is quite different when one inside the infrastructure, as the Domain
    Controller can and does have the ability to 'control' all the Lan systems via GPO's and scripting
    to cause them to adhere to the business policies. It is NOT done using
    remoteAdmin :)

    Hope this helps.
     
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