vncssld is a VNC SSL repeater for Unix. You can use it to access your user's desktop using VNC SSL. The advantage of using a repeater is that you don't need to configure your firewall to be able to connect to your user's desktop: both VNC server and VNC client connect to the repeater. Since it is using SSL, It can even work using a standard HTTP/HTTPS proxy (like squid or DansGuardian).
Pagekite is software to make servers on "localhost" visible to the wider Internet. It can be used by Web developers to show off their works in progress to clients or colleagues, embedded developers who need direct access to devices in the field, or as an alternative to dynamic DNS for individuals/hobbyists who would rather host their own content than rely on 3rd party hosting. It creates and maintains a tunnel between your server on localhost and a remote "front-end" (a reverse proxy). Only the front-end has to have a visible IP address; the server itself can reside on a heavily firewalled computer, a mobile device, or even an anonymous node on the Tor network.