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From brian mullan <>
Subject Re: Interesting combination of Guacamole and ZeroTier
Date Wed, 20 Dec 2017 00:13:07 GMT
I'm not sure what the advantages of integrating ZeroTier & Guacamole might

Speaking from a networking perspective (I am CCIE # 1143)..   you can
already implement Guacamole with NGINX etc and a Certificate from the likes
of LetsEncrypt to have HTTPS encrypted connection to the Guacamole Server
and RDP is encrypted to the end-server whether that is Windows or XRDP on

ZeroTier would give you a Layer 2 or Layer 3 VPN capability but what
exactly would you need that for in regards to remote desktop capability
unless it was for other personal or enterprise purposes besides the remote
desktop use?

Just curious.


On Tue, Dec 19, 2017 at 5:16 PM, dan <> wrote:

> I don't know that it's good to try to integrate directly.  Better to write
> a separate ui to configure both via APIs....
> On Tue, Dec 19, 2017 at 3:15 PM, Der PCFreak <>
> wrote:
>> That would be a great combo and imho easy to implement. I could imagine
>> to see a zerotier configuration dialog inside guacamole (for easy setup)
>> and a more advanced setup via config files maybe even a zerotier-controller
>> is possible (since it is included in ZeroTier >1.2x afaik). This DIY
>> controller can only be configured via JSON API but then a guacamole server
>> could become a full featured zerotier controller without the need of
>> opening ports in firewalls and you have the additional security of only
>> users within your personal ZeroTier network can reach your guacamole server.
>> Maybe a developer could pick up that idea?
>> Cheers Peter
>> Am 16.11.2017 um 19:31 schrieb Chris Stave:
>> I've been running a combination of Guacamole and ZeroTier and it has been
>> fantastic for remote access.
>> You already know Guacamole -- it's fantastic and you know you like it.
>> ZeroTier is a secure flat network SDN solution -- it puts devices on a
>> second private network no matter where they are -- on a phone, in another
>> office, at home -- wherever.
>> If you put ZeroTier on your Guacamole server, it will get an additional
>> address that is reachable from other ZeroTier clients.
>> Contractor needs remote access?  Have them install zerotier and then they
>> can get to the Guacamole server and then out to everything.
>> The bonus is that you don't need to open anything up to the
>> wild-wild-internet world, it all stays believably-crytographically-safe
>> on the ZeroTier network.
>> (and it lets me SSH into network switches from my phone from anywhere,
>> which is fantastic)
>> I'm not associated with ZeroTier, but I'm happy to pass on the idea of
>> this great combination!
>> --
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