Google has released a new extension this weekend for Chrome fans. Chrome Remote Desktop Beta (what a mouthful) allows you to connect to other computers across the network in a Chrome window.
Where we can see this coming the most in handy is with a Chrome OS laptop. Being able to connect to your main computer when you’re away from it is definitely necessary for numerous tasks. When it comes to security, each session has to be granted each time you connect.
Interested in how this all works? Check it out after the break:
1. Bottom layer is p2p connection established by libjingle [a Google collection of peer-to-peer software tools], this can be UDP, TCP, or relay through Google.
2. We use PseudoTcp implementation in libjingle to provide reliable connection.
3. On top of that is SSL connection.
4. Protobuf [Google’s protocol buffers software] is used for structured data and framing.
5. Graphics is encoded using VP8 [Google’s video codec].