Manage your Deskman installations from a web browser.
Deskman includes a web interface, which allows you to access remote installations easily from your browser. Remote Deskman becomes available as soon as the web interface is enabled, pointing you to the Dashboard.
The web interface is not enabled, by default. To enable it:
- Go to Settings
- Click the Remote tab
- Check the option Enable Web Interface
Once enabled, point your web browser to http://localhost:2288/deskman. Alternatively, you can use the
IP address instead of localhost.
2288 is the default Deskman port -- it can be changed in Settings.
Enabling Remote Deskman is highly recommended.
Peers are other Remote Deskman installations. Open the Peers page to manage your peers.
- Peers automatically search for other peers in the network
- Peers are able to connect to other peers —securely— without requiring a password
- Registered peers do not accept requests from unregistered peers
Deny Peer Connectivity
In case you don't want a peer to be accessible, nor found by other peers, go to Settings | Remote tab and check the option Deny Peer Connectivity. Save and restart Deskman.
Deskman is not a client-server solution—a control center is not required. Each Remote Deskman installation is able to manage other installations from the web interface. As such, the system is similar to P2P in its decentralized approach: "Each [peer] in the network can act as a client or server for the other [peers] in the network, (...) without the need for a central server".
Being decentralized provides Deskman with many advantages, in terms of remote management and administration:
- Easier to Install : There is no need to install additional software
- Easier to Use : There is no need to learn how to use additional software
- Easier to Configure : Peers find each other automatically
- More Accessible : If a peer is down, try another