From Cibernética Americana

Ft in General

With origins going back past the Flash Red5 ofla stuff to more recent Skype and lately with Zoom as default videoconf/desktop sharing, the first commercial platform target, it is simply a marque for streaming in various of my contexts. The Ft versions of these functions demonstrate those functions as fungible solutions in or outside of a domain space context, the latter choice being preserved in my designs over the backing pkgs for replacement or adaptation to non DS contexts. A plethora of other conf systems and in particular IRC and Discord/Synapse are at various levels of being supported.

While various implementations are supported for most functions, only those which work with Guacamole, the Apache desktop server, are supported for sharing my desktop in a Ft context, any others are OK in Zoom desktop sharing and my desktop can be casually shared in Zoom if guac inconvenient.

Alternate common carrier

The Ft service demonstrates the apache guacamole server by interaction with  my desktop   and those of others I'm consulting with, integral with various other services provided from my domain space. If Ft Jitsi or Discord rather than Zoom is active in your DS session, then clicking the desktop link on the expanded doorbell bar should go to the guac server instead of this page. If Zoom was set, the doorbell will try to show the passcode to use with Zoom if one is waiting.

If your sameboat profile link shows in the upper right hand corner of this page, then try again. Otherwise not being logged in is at least part of the reason.

Secure Connections

Your connection is secure, only registered users can connect to the guacamole server. Once registered, you can check your desktop connect here.

Registration is free and fast using google or twitter, or you can manually register which requires manual approval.


Whether or not I'm involved, which if I am I can live support the activity, the following points can make for a smoother sharing experience.

Decide on supporting mode of interaction

Ft Doorbell

The Ft doorbell fronts the selected video service and is the default means of live interaction. You may need to expand the doorbell bar by clicking on the flap to see a desktop link.

Phone Call

Ft doorbell supports smart phones and is meant to coordinate with the desktop sharing but a regular phone call can be used instead. You will still need to register to use the desktop service.


Instead of or in addition to voice and/or video, you can use a supported chat implementation, IRC or embedded (e.g. Jitsi, Guacamole, Discord, etc.).

Setup any remote server connections

Typically this will be ssh sessions with your AWS, Linode, or other hosts. I can help you set this up in a session, if you don't already have it, since you can't really own ur cloud without.

Be at an actual desktop

Tablets such as iPad Pro may be supported later but for now an actual Linux, Mac, or Windows desktop is required.

Close pornhub tabs

Just kidding, but you may want to check if anything sensitive on the desktop needs to be adjusted for the session.