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:
- You already exchanged SSH keys.
- You have direct connectivity.
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 the Teleport team as a small and useful demonstration of its capabilities.