Looking for a web app for remotely monitoring and controlling mycomputer (only through 80, 443 ports

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by Castor Nageur, Nov 3, 2011.

  1. Hi all,

    I am used to letting my PC running 24h/24 and usually at 100% CPU
    When I am out, I would like to be able to monitor my PC hardware from
    Internet (get the processes list, CPU load, all the temps ...) and be
    able to stop everything if I suspect something is going wrong.

    I try to find an AIDA64-like application but which could be called
    from the web.
    I also would like it to give me as much remote control as possible.

    The main problem is most of the Internet coffees only authorize trafic
    through http (80) and https (443) protocols.
    So simple apps like telnet or pstools won't work from there.
    I also tried some web applications which tried to open other ports
    than 80 and 443 so they failed.

    Thanks in advance for your help.
    Castor Nageur, Nov 3, 2011
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  2. Castor Nageur

    Flasherly Guest

    There's programs to stop a computer in a pre-defined event condition.
    Speedfan is an old standard in that regard. When a temperature or fan
    condition is present, you fill in what program you want it to launch.

    I suppose it could be coupled or used in conjunction with Right Mark
    Clock Utility for processor stepping that began around the P4 800Mhz.
    Once a CPU temperature is reached, or an idle state occurs, the CPU
    clock multiplier can be lowered. Some BIOS functions also implement
    similar safety measures.

    As far as getting around on another computer and hacking through
    through admin port definitions and restrictions, at least on the
    computers I've access, that's grounds for having thumbscrews applied
    before being fired.
    Flasherly, Nov 4, 2011
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  3. Castor Nageur

    John Doe Guest

    Hi one
    Doesn't Windows XP (and later) have remote control built-in?

    System Properties -- Remote...

    I have used NetMeeting, and I think that Remote uses code from
    NetMeeting, but it is more recent. If it can be used without
    someone on the other end, having to do with password access and/or
    an IP number, I guess that would work.
    John Doe, Nov 4, 2011
  4. Yes, I think my BIOS even allow me to automatically slow down the
    clock frequency if the temp becomes too high.
    In facts, I was looking for a web hardware admin tool (like AIDA but
    accessible through a web interface). Stopping a decreasing the CPU
    speed was just one of the feature I was looking for.
    Castor Nageur, Nov 4, 2011
  5. Unfortunately, these tools won't work in places where only port 80 or
    443 are allowed.
    That's why I prefer a web interface with simple links to click.
    Castor Nageur, Nov 4, 2011
  6. Castor Nageur

    John Doe Guest

    I would consider trying one of the *dcom* groups (unfortunately,
    one of them is a moderated POS). Also, you might try a *Microsoft*
    group. I would be curious to know whether there is a smartphone
    application to do that. I seem to recall hearing about one for the
    iPhone, but that might be for Apple computers. There are just
    about always better applications for PCs available, for anything
    that is available to Apple users.

    Looking at your original post again... That is not really
    achievable. Unless you are monitoring your PC at all times, you're
    not going to be able to prevent damage. Besides, that sort of
    thing happens rarely. Just make sure your fans are not clogged
    with dust. Otherwise, a component is not going to overheat unless
    it is dying. Trying to manually monitor your PC to prevent damage
    is a waste of time. If you want to prevent damage to other
    components, then you need to take the advice about having the
    monitoring done automatically.

    If you want to monitor your PC for other reasons, that might make
    sense. I always have Performance Monitor running in a window. I
    have tried to monitor system performance ever since Windows 3.1.
    But even being right here at home, I doubt that monitoring will
    prevent damage from overheating, if that ever occurs.

    If you're concerned about fire... A smoke alarm is one of
    mankind's greatest inventions.
    John Doe, Nov 4, 2011
  7. Castor Nageur

    DC Guest

    Company wide, we use Kasea (agents for workstaions and servers)




    should be usefull.


    DC, Nov 4, 2011
  8. Castor Nageur, Nov 5, 2011
  9. Absolutely, I would like to monitor my computer but also be able to
    run windows commands remotely.
    Most of the RDP softwares would allow me to do this but not only
    through http ports.
    I tried ThinVNC which claims to only communicate through http or https
    port (other remote desktop softwares usually open other ports like
    5800 and 5900 for VNC which are generally blocked by firewalls).
    But when I tried to connect remotely to ThinVNC using a simple web
    browser, I got a blank screen instead of my desktop.

    I am going to try Microsoft coms forums as you suggested.
    Castor Nageur, Nov 5, 2011
  10. Castor Nageur

    SC Tom Guest

    I haven't used it myself in a number of years (not since retiring), but have you tried TightVNC?


    IIRC, it was easy to setup, configure, and use.
    SC Tom, Nov 5, 2011
  11. Unfortunately, it requires that 5800 and 5900 ports are opened and
    these ports are generally closed by firewalls.
    Castor Nageur, Nov 6, 2011
  12. Castor Nageur

    SC Tom Guest

    I forgot (or didn't know) about that, but most firewalls will allow you to open or close ports as needed, if that's an
    option for your situation.
    SC Tom, Nov 6, 2011
  13. Configure the firewall. I've used this before, it works reasonably
    well but I've had problems:

    1) DHCP. You can only select the machine by IP and trying to get the
    novice to tell you the IP can be difficult.

    2) I've had problems with certain pop-up boxes (IIRC AV-related)
    simply not showing up.

    And an annoyance: I would like to be able to configure an icon to
    simply let me see the target desktop with no prompts at all. (It
    would remember the password, I'm not saying the target machine should
    be running without a password.)
    Loren Pechtel, Nov 7, 2011
  14. I can configure my home firewall but if I connect from a public
    Internet place (wifi hotspot or cybercafe), I have no access to their
    firewall (and I will mostly do this).
    In the place where I go, they only allow ports 80 and 443.
    ThinVNC will not run since their firewall will not let me connect to
    remote ports 5800 and 5900.
    My home computer has a fixed IP so it should not be a problem.
    Castor Nageur, Nov 9, 2011
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