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Remobo: VPN, Chat, Filesharing, Remote Control All-In-One!

Hamachi is a great app. So is VNC. Torrents are great, too. You see where I'm going. These are all great on their own - so when Remobo rolled them all in to one, tasty package, I was pretty excited.

Set it up, add your buddies, and you've got an instant, private P2P network. Click the My Shared Files link and create torrents of your folders and files with two clicks. When your buddies view your shares, they'll see a simple web page with links to the torrent downloads. It's simple, and it works quite well.

Clicking windows file sharing on a buddy will display their Windows file and printer shares (like Hamachi does). File access speeds (even over my sluggish DSL) are good, and at least on par with Hamachi's free offering.

Remote control is handled by VNC, and works just as well as any other VNC implementation I've tried. The only thing I don't like about the setup is that it uses your Remobo password as the VNC password. Provide someone with your password so they can remote in, and presto, they've got your network credentials as well.

Is it just me, or is that a bad idea? It seems to me that a TeamViewer-like access code might be a better option for VNC authentication.

There's a ton of potential in Remobo, and the beta is definitely an intriguing download. It's freeware, Windows only.

[ via Freeware Junkie ]

Tags: freeware, p2p, peer to peer, PeerToPeer, torrent, vnc, vpn