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i have redhat 8.0 installed on one of my networked home pc's. I am "hooked up" through a linksys BEFSR41 router (5 machines) using DHCP.
how can i get to my redhat server through my windows (i.e display either the GUI or command line ( i dont want to keep going downstairs to access my beloved redhat machine!!). I fi can do this, how can i acess the server in a "secure" fashion
Originally posted by bulliver I'm not sure what kind of monkey wrench your router and dhcp are going to throw into the works, but reading the ssh docs should help you out.
The router is won't make a difference (I use one). But having a static address for the Linux box makes life easier. By default the Linksys routers start DHCP address at 100, so just assign the RH box a lower # (for instance my servers start at 192.168.1.5 and go up sequentially).
EDIT: One of these days I will remember to spell check before I submit.
Location: a tiny place caled hendrik ido ambacht in the netherlands
Distribution: SuSE, debian, slackware, lfs
You can get a GUI to. You need to get your self an X server for windows. Humming bird eXceed for example. Although that one is commercial you can get one for free.
Then set the "DISPLAY" env. variable to the ip adress of the machine that the stuff is supossed be displayed upon.
You can also use a VNC viewer application. Redhat has the vncserver included usually. It is fairly easy to use. I believe one such client app is the "WinVNC". I have not actually used that one, but I have heard about it. You can even set it up in reverse if you want. (Windows desktop on your Redhat machine).
You can even use the java applet through a web browser, then you don't have to install anything on your windows system. I believe it is on port 5901 if your vncserver is running on ":1", 5902 if your running on ":2", etc...