Lifehacker points out Hamachi,
Free software Hamachi lets you create a quick, simple, and secure virtual network between any two or more computers with a connection to the Internet.
This sounds wonderful, even better than young Yellowtail tuna sushi, except for two little things:
- I’d have to trust they guys running it to do what they said, otherwise they’d have a huge tunnel right into all my files. And I have no idea who they are.
- Plus, if they messed up the coding, and there’s a side door somewhere, everyone has a huge tunnel right into my files.
Do I dare?
(answer below the fold)
I dared. It installed fine, the machines sort of saw each other…but it didn’t work for me, possibly because the remote machine is secured and doesn’t have any windows sharing enabled. I may give it another try next week, and if it works I’ll report back.
But even if it works, I’m nervous about having it on regularly.
You can try OpenVPN at openvpn.net works on windows or linux using SSL.
yeah and don’t forget vmware. you can run linux as a guest and then SSH whatever