Gitso – Frontend to reverse VNC connections

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Gitso is a frontend to reverse VNC connections. It is meant to be a simple two-step process that connects one person to another's screen. First, the support person offers to give support. Second, the person who needs help connects and has their screen remotely visible. Because Gitso is cross-platform (Linux, OS X and Windows) and uses a reverse VNC connection, it greatly simplifies the process of getting support.
Install gitso in ubuntu

download .deb package from here once you have .deb package install by double clicking on it or by using the following command from your terminal.

sudo dpkg -i gitso_0.6_all.deb


Using Gitso

First, the person giving support needs to:

1. Launch Gitso.
2. Click on "Give Support"
3. Click "Connect"

Second, the person who needs help, needs to:
1. Launch Gitso.
2. Click on "Get Help"
3. Type in the "IP Address" provided by the supporter
4. Click "Connect"

Now the person who needs help sits back and watches as someone else moves their mouse and operates their pc from afar.

Note: The person who is giving support needs to have port 5500 open to their machine which requires a port forward on a NATed network.

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4 Responses

  1. Shyam says:

    Teamviewer is a better option. Dont need to open any ports I think.

  2. Linuxfriend says:

    I don’t like, that the windows client have to be installed. I prefer an oneclicksolution.

  3. szamot83 says:

    Thank you for this post.
    I’m wondering from where I could take ip address to give someone who I want to give support?

    this should be my ip address or maybe I should create dyndns?


  4. Ben says:

    Apart from the port routing I had to make a DMZ in my router to my computer to have this working.

    There were a lot of graphical errors and it was slow compared to TeamViewer and no scaling or file transfers. Also the support taker can not quit the session it seems.
    But I like Gitso since it’s free and I think it has potential with a bit more work put in!

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