Chrome Extension Enables Remote Computer Control

Chrome Extension Now Enables Remote Computer Control

Since about some months ago, the processes of work on “chromoting” project have reached realization stage with Google’s new release of Chrome extension to let person from one computer to remotely access another one on the same network without much hassle on Friday.

The Google Chrome Remote Desktop access beta version is a browser based which is like a remote desktop software for conventional operating systems.

This software is powerful and comes handy in a way that it can help IT administrators in managing employees’ machines on the same network without disturbance, also for people that in control of their relatives’ computers, or any individuals that wants to have access to his or her own computer from afar.

The extension “Chrome Remote Desktop BETA is the first announcement on a capability allowing users to remotely access another computer through the Chrome browser or a Chromebook,” quoted from the release notes.

“Chrome Remote Desktop BETA is fully cross platform, so you can connect any computers that have a Chrome browser installed, including Windows, Linux, Mac, and Chromebook’s operating system.”

According to CNET News, Google Chrome operating system for long has been known for making people have easy access to their machines on the go!

“Chrome OS is powered in part toward organizations that want to lower their computer administration costs, and remote management is an important factor when it comes to that goal.”

However, the service is not yet fully released for full access as the there is little limitation on the because for the first time an administrator wants to use it to access a computer remotely, permission must granted before the person can have access to the other computer at the other end of the network.

The statements to confirm this reads from the release notes., “This version enables users to share with or get access to another computer by providing a one-time authentication code. Access is given only to the specific person the user identifies for one time only, and the sharing session is fully secured.”

Earlier today, a Googler, Hin-Chung “Alpha” Lam, describes the new product via Chrome mailing list as thus:

“The protocol is something we designed and based on several google technologies:

1. Bottom layer is peer-2-peer connection established by libjingle [a Google collection of p2p software tools], this may be UDP, TCP, or relay through Google.

2. We use PseudoTCP execution in libjingle to provide better connection.

3. On top of that is SSL connection.

4. Protobuf is used for structured data and framing – it is a Google’s protocol buffers software. PseudoTcp implementation in libjingle

5. Graphics is encoded using VP8 [Google’s video codec].”

Also in addition to what Him-Chung said, Sergey Ulanov also confirms this saying:

“There is no spec for the protocol yet, but we will probably publish something as the protocol matures. The implementation is an open-source,” with the source code available through the Chromium project that underlies Chrome.

[CNet News]

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