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Subject  :  eComStation Remote Access Dial-in?
Author  :  mobybrick
Date  :  02 Jul, 2005 on 17:52
Hi,

Does anyone have any experience of any dial-in services (likely over Modem) for eCS or OS/2? I need to be able to remotely support and/or manage OS/2 systems via modem.

The things I am aware of are:

Full Packages
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* NetOP for OS/2 == Expensive to say the least ($199?)
* RSM / PolyPM/2 == Abandoned
* HyperAccess Pro == Still Expensive ($139?)

Comms Only
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* IBM LAN Distance == Not easy to use, requires WarpServer?
* Injoy Dialler == OK, but is this a full PPP server?
* Safefire PPP == Still available to buy? 404 error on purchase page

Remote Control Only
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* Desktop On Call == Remote Control, free with eCS
* PMVNC == well known

Can I use any of the remote control only packages with any of the comms clients?

Has anyone ever done anything like this?

I'll be grateful for any thoughts!!

Regards,
Moby.


Subject  :  Re:eComStation Remote Access Dial-in?
Author  :  HarryWho os2box@niclan.homeip.net
Date  :  02 Aug, 2005 on 13:39

mobybrick (02 Jul, 2005 17:52):
Hi,

Does anyone have any experience of any dial-in services (likely over Modem) for eCS or OS/2? I need to be able to remotely support and/or manage OS/2 systems via modem.


I have been using InJoy as a dialin server. I use it to access a remote OS/2 box that although is on a ADSL account, there are times when I need to dial in to get access because either the ADSL modem has gone troppo, I need to edit some Firewall rules, and so on and so on. It's really a fallback when everthing else fails.

One thing that I have learnt is to have the dial up on it own network. By that I mean I have used MPTS to install a NULL MAC interface [lan2 in my case] and put on Injoy on that network. This way all ARP's and routing is correctly setup prior to the establishing a dial in connection. Of course you need to set the routing up, but it's trivial to do.

Once I have a dial up established I use VNC to do what ever I need to do, slow, real slow of course compared to my normal 512mb connection, but it does allow me to get access to the remote OS/2 box and it does work very well.



* Injoy Dialler == OK, but is this a full PPP server?

For my purpose I setup Injoy to issue the static IP, DNS and default route. I do use either WInXP and Win98 to dial into the OS/2 box. Again, it works well for me.



Remote Control Only
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* Desktop On Call == Remote Control, free with eCS
* PMVNC == well known

Can I use any of the remote control only packages with any of the comms clients?


I use the WinXX VNC client and as I say, all works well, slow but useable when all else fails.


Subject  :  Re:eComStation Remote Access Dial-in?
Author  :  magog
Date  :  10 Aug, 2005 on 16:28
ISDNPM can also do it and allows callback but I've never used this feature.

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