Duct Tape Dude wrote:I hate how LogMeIn took Hamachi and crippled it, and is now killing it. I also wish Microsoft had some kind of built-in VPN like the now-dead Windows Live Mesh. For private file sharing and personal backup/replication, my friends and I use BTSync.
puppetworx wrote:So BTSync only stores data on computers you select? That solves my problem, thanks! For some reason I had the impression that BTSync stored your data across random people's computers and I wasn't too keen on having Jesus knows what sitting in my hard drive.
ryko wrote:I was using logmein free to support my parents who live half way around the country, maybe logging in 2-3 times a year only. Now I have to quickly figure out how to setup teamviewer or something else for them.
Duct Tape Dude wrote:For my own use, I have it sync my music and photo collections to my home server purely for backup. Handles large files without a problem (since it works off the BT concepts of chunks and indexes), unlike traditional file transfers that can get interrupted.
Star Brood wrote:Yeah, my elderly mother periodically gets phonecalls from somebody (with a thick accent) claiming there's "something wrong" with her computer and trying to get her to download crap to do this. Fortunately (a) she can't understand what they're trying to get her to do, and (b) she's not an admin user on her computer so she can't install anything anyway.Great, this will help deter some customers from falling into data ransom traps from scumbags like Iogi and MyFreeTechHelp, who have a lot of employees that use LogMeIn to gain control over the computer for malicious reasons. A lot of people are stupid and fall for this.
melk wrote:I dunno, generic VPN seems to work fine for me.
puppetworx wrote:I just set it up on my HTPC/home server and my main computer and it's pretty darn slick. I'd been using CrashPlan Free but wanted to get something a little more lightweight so I was thinking of using Hamachi with a batch script - but this is so much easier! Not having to rely on a middleman's service in anyway is very nice too. I'm really impressed.
ryko wrote:I also wouldn't trust join.me either since it is from the same people as logmein.