Remote manage Simple DNS Plus
Sunday, 15 February 2009
The upcoming Simple DNS Plus v. 5.2 supports remote management, so that you can use the normal Simple DNS Plus user interface on a remote computer. This is much faster and uses much less bandwidth compared to accessing a remote server via Remote Desktop, VNC, or similar.
Traffic between the server and the remote GUI is highly optimized and secure. Authentication uses SHA-1 challenge/response to prevent password sniffing, all data transferred is encrypted, and larger data chunks (such as zone files) are compressed.
A new "Remote Management" section has been added to the Options dialog where you can enable/disable remote management, and specify IP address, port, and password:
A new "Remote Management" shortcut is added to the Windows Start menu - used to manage remote servers:
- which opens a "Connect to..." dialog:
It is possible to create desktop shortcuts pre-filled with the remote computer and password - details.
When connected to a remote Simple DNS Plus server, the window title (main and "DNS Records" windows) will indicate that this is a remote session:
During program installation (custom) it is now possible to exclude the service module (Core Service) for installations on remote desktops:
The remote management feature is available in Simple DNS Plus v. 5.2 BETA build 10 and later.
To download and for more information about beta testing see http://www.simpledns.com/beta.aspx
For other updates in v. 5.2 BETA build 10, please see the BETA release notes.