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We're trying to trim our budget and one of the items that I believe we can trim is our GoToAssist account. Granted it is not that expensive but I have to think there is a lot of open source RA software out there. Of course I am aware of VNC but I was wondering if there are any more sophisticated open source offerings that offer a proxy-based connection (ie no firewall configuration/exceptions) like GoToAssist does. I am referring to a Windows environment fyi.

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Are you looking for actual open source, or just "free"? –  Coding Gorilla Oct 7 '11 at 15:52
    
I'd prefer open source, but I'll take what I can get –  tacos_tacos_tacos Oct 7 '11 at 16:10
    
think there are vnc based version that will do the same thing as gotoassist, also win7 has remote assist that works with most firewalls. –  tony roth Oct 7 '11 at 17:23
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You'll want to take a look at BigBlueButton as well.

Open source software; your server; your control

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I love and use logmein and they have a free offering. However, it's not open source...

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I LOVE LogMeIn, but unfortunately using it in a corporate environment is a violation of the TOS. –  DKNUCKLES Oct 7 '11 at 18:08
    
Logmein also offers Join.me for simple GoToAssist type sessions and it's free - join.me –  KJ-SRS Oct 7 '11 at 19:07
    
@DKNUCKLES - LogMeIn is free to use in a corporate environment: community.logmein.com/t5/Free/LMI-Free-for-commercial-use/td-p/… –  GregD Oct 7 '11 at 20:32
    
I stand corrected! My apologies - I could have sworn I read somewhere that it was only free for a personal setting and not for a corporate environment. –  DKNUCKLES Oct 7 '11 at 21:33
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There's also Echogent's Echoware here: http://www.echogent.com/tech.htm

Pieces of it are free and open source (the client stuff which is what I think you want), other parts are try-before-you-buy.

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You may want to take a look at TightVNC or ScreenConnect

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