Skip to main content


Teamviewer has apparently decided that Iโ€™m using for commercial purposes by helping grandparents with their computer problemsโ€ฆ and limiting me to sessions about 1 minute long. With a cool down between times I can connect if 2-3 minutes.

Between being periods of access Iโ€™m trying to establish an alternate channel.

I looked at paying them a while back.. but after this sort of behavior I think instead itโ€™s time to replace once and for all.
I self-host RustDesk and it's a very pleasant experience
http://rustdesk.com

I think them being full open source is fairly recent; the clients have always been open but the server was closed and they were selling subscriptions. I heard it mentioned on a podcast recently and they said it was fully open source which surprised me lol. Looked into it again and quickly set it up on all of mine and my family's machines. Highly recommend it :flan_thumbs:
mind blown! Sanity also very possibly saved! This is amazing! Thanks for the share!
Managed to get it installed after like an hour of teamviewer games. Seems very very smooth. Looks like teamviewer will be getting removed ๐Ÿ‘ thanks again!
awesome to hear it's working well! Before I started using RustDesk, I had a really jank setup using Nebula to facilitate a P2P VNC connection between desktops. Performance was fantastic but it was a pain to set up and rather delicate lol
I kinda wish it had a p2p mode, where it's not necessary to self-host anything, just rely on DHT of some sort for handshake, much like Tox does.

@geekgonecrazy
Yup really awesome. So cool I have integrated it into our TROMjaro Linux for the next release. And I too plan to host a relay.
I guided my relatives to use that instead of teamviewer and can confirm it's easy to use too :ablobcatbongo:
There used to be a remote access program called "RustyDesktop" - I don't suppose this is related, is it?
I have no idea, I'd never heard of RustyDesktop until you mentioned it
Do you have a link? I searched for it and only returns RustDesk
Looks like it changed its name to "GoDesktop" years ago and has now dropped off the web... Here's an Archive.org link: http://web.archive.org/web/20100322230357/http://www.rustyspigot.com/software/godesktop/
โ‡ง