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RustDesk

Open source virtual / remote desktop infrastructure for everyone! Alternative to proprietary TeamViewer and AnyDesk.

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  • Tarek_HasanTarek_Hasan Downvoted a comment on RustDesk
    No it's not completely open source anymore. The server component is closed source and pay2use. But what's more important is that the author is not only anonymous, but also refuses to talk about security concerns regarding the paid server component. His/her behaviour was openly rude on GitHub and seemingly also on Teamspeak. When talking to other people involved it was rather obvious that the author doesn't want to speak about certain questions. Since there's only an anonymous author and no real people or company involved in this - the security risks for the software is much too big to use it productively. The software/server component would be able to control everything within the remote networks including direct port forwarding to any outside services. Seeing that Rustdesk is an unprofessional and anonymous one man show with a rather strange behaviour to user requests I would definetely advise against using it for now.
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  • Tarek_HasanTarek_Hasan Upvoted a comment on RustDesk
    Fully open source (including relay server although it's a minimal implementation lacking security) remote desktop software alternative to TeamViewer, works very similarly, easy for both parties to use. Cross-platform (Windows, Linux, MacOS, Android). No need to create an account, it works by sharing an automatically generated ID and password. Very fast and good quality streaming remote desktop agent (tested with 1080p YouTube videos), 2nd only to Remotely in open-source remote desktop agents. It also streams audio. Supports transparent bidirectional clipboard. If you want an exactly similar experience to TeamViewer but using a FOSS software, RustDesk is the one. I highly recommend, and it has become my backup software for remote desktop control or for people who have a hard time dealing with agents that are different from TeamViewer's ID/password system. Tip: reduce bitrate (custom graphical options in RustDesk options) and reduce the target machine's resolution and you'll have streaming performances similar if not better to the NX protocol (NoMachine), but RustDesk does not have a native option to do that.
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