Frequently Asked Questions

Can’t I do this with ssh and screen?

Yes, if you can ssh into your friend’s machine already, this means:

Teleconsole is for use cases when the conditions above are not met. Most laptops aren’t running SSH server at all times, and most of the time you do not have a direct connectivity between you and your friends computers because you’re behind NAT.

How secure is this?

Teleconsole is as secure as Teleport. Obviously, we have to keep teleconsole.com proxy service secure as well. In any case, the connection is dropped as soon as you close the teleconsole session.

Your active session is protected by a very long and impossible to guess session ID. Consider using secure chat to share the ID of the active session with friends you’re inviting.

For increased security consider using -i flag which would allow only owners of the specified public keys to join.

Who is behind Teleconsole?

Teleconsole was created by Gravitational Inc as a small and useful demonstration of Teleport, a modern alternative to OpenSSH.

Gravitational helps SaaS companies to remotely update and deploy complex applications on-prem or on private clouds like OpenStack or enterprise VPC on AWS or Azure.

How can I report problems?

Please create an issue on Github or reach out via [email protected]