Ivan wrote:I'm not sure that I've seen this policy - could you please reference this statement. Any remote access program, not just GoToMyPC, would require the computer to be left on. Most business, I would venture to say, do leave at least their main servers turned on. MLS is still password protected, and the door to the clerk's office should be locked and only accessible to those who have permission. Furthermore, at least with GoToMyPC, one can blank the host screen and lock the host computer keyboard and mouse, preventing any unauthorized use or observance from occuring while remotely connected. I'm not a computer expert, but I simply don't understand the resistance to remote access.
(... just my opinion, not necessarily that of any other person or organization ...)
Remote access to MLS would be marvelously great!!! However, I suspect we're more likely to see access to the central Church systems, like a cross between LUWS and MLS, long before we would see generally accepted remote access to the meetinghouse clerks office computers.
Leaving the computer running in the building would increase the risk of building fire.
More importantly, if I understand correctly, it would leave the computer accessible over the internet. Given the demonstrated security weakness of the operating system involved, that would be one very scary proposition! The anti-LDS crowd and a lot of other black hats would go nuts over remote access to MLS. If several thousand meetinghouse office computers were remotely accessible, intrusions would happen very frequently. Even if the operating system were secure, passwords would be cracked with regularity.
(... just my opinion ...)