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I am looking for a desktop sharing solution that will allow me to show my desktop to a remote user. The system must be

  • free
  • secure (some reasonable encryption)
  • peer-to-peer (i.e., does not require some server in the middle)
  • able to run on Windows and Mac
  • easy enough so that I can send an invitation via e-mail and the invitee needs only click on something and say "OK" a couple of times

I realize this is asking for a lot, but I was hoping there is something out there that at least gets close to meeting these requirements.

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migrated from serverfault.com Apr 11 '11 at 1:48

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I think Teamviewer fits your requirements. You send the remote user the ID and password, and they connect. I even think there is a way to email the info to someone in the program.

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Jacob, I use TeamViewer. +1 – Moshe Apr 11 '11 at 1:54
    
Is Teamviewer peer-to-peer? I went to their site and I could not tell if was or not. – rlandster Apr 11 '11 at 3:27
    
Yes, it is, you connect to the server to get the ID, but thats it – Jacob Apr 11 '11 at 3:40

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