Showing posts from September, 2020

MeshCentral - Router Improvements, Agent Tags, Rock64, Crash Dumps

This week plenty more improvements and new features. The focus has been on MeshCentral Router, a Windows native tool that allows TCP/UDP port mappings, remote desktop and now, remote file management. I also purchased a Rock64 computer and tested MeshCentral on it resulting in a Tweet that got a lot of likes from the community. On top of it all, we have a new agent crash web page for developers, new agent tag parsing and a new automated build system on Linux. In detail: MeshCentral Router Improvements . MeshCentral Router got a lot of improvements in the last week. Because it’s a native Windows tool, it does not have the limitations of the browser sandbox and so, can integrate better with the local OS. Here are some of the improvements: Remote File Manager . There is now a built-in file manager. You can right click on a device and open a local/remote file window that allows quick navigation of the file system on the remote computer and quick upload/download of many files at once. The fi

MeshCentral - Agent on Router, Linux Installer, WebDAV Backups, Desktop Sharing

This week Bryan extended the reach of MeshCentral by releasing a new MeshAgent for OpenWRT MIPS routers. This allows MeshCentral to manage a completely new class of routers and allow web-based access to these devices from anywhere in the world. Having a MeshAgent running within a router allows for an always-on jumping off point for remote access to other devices on the home or office network. We also improved the auto-backup feature and more. In detail: MeshAgent on MIPS OpenWRT. OpenWRT is an open source router firmware and this last week, Bryan used the fact that the MeshAgent is super portable to compile it for OpenWRT. Specifically, we tested the agent on the Gl.iNet AG-750 which is a compact travel router that comes with OpenWRT built-in along with the ability to place a MicroSD card for extra storage. The result is that it’s now possible to install the MeshAgent on a home or office router and use that device as primary access to the rest of the network with MeshCentral’s TCP/UDP

MeshCentral - New Style, Remote Zip, Multi-Language Events

Strangely this week, all major MeshCentral improvements have not been requested by the community, instead they are all things that I had on my “todo” list for a long time. One pleasant surprise was that one of these changes generated the most positive feedbacks on Twitter ever. This week the big new thing is the new optional styling for the MeshCentral login page and some of the sub-pages. In detail: New Login Page Style . I have seen some complains that the MeshCentral login page was a bit “dated” and so as of this week, there is a new login page style that looks more modern. You can switch the style in the config.json and the new pages fully support all the existing languages and features including 2FA using time tokens, SMS, email and more. Some of the other sub-pages like the public file sharing page and 404 page also get the new style. In the coming weeks, the new styling will be switched to be the default style, however anyone can select the style they want. New Page Style Custo