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How to securely control another Mac over the internet
Authored by: RobK on Apr 18, '07 09:08:07AM

A great article. Using a reverse SSH tunnel is a great idea. No need to open up ports on the computer that you need to support.

But I don't understand the advantages of creating a "Dummy" account on the PowerBook.

According to the article, once the SSH tunnel is created, ANY user on the Powerbook can use the tunnel.

What am I missing? Are there advantages from a security point of view of initially creating an reverse SSH tunnel between the regular user on the mini and the Dummy user on the Powerbook?

Rob



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