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Old 10-26-2004, 07:13 PM   #1
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Talking Is it possible to log onto your home linux box from another machine running linux?!


Hey! Is it possible to log onto your home linux box from another machine running linux in another location? Ok, here is the situation:

I have a linux box at home running on Fedora Core 2 that is part of a home network with a D-Link router sharing a DSL connection. I would like to be able to access my home account from school using a portable version of Linux, such as Knoppix. Is it possible to do this? If it is, how would I go about doing it? And hey, if it is, then a step-by-step guide would be great! I think this would be a convenient way to access files from home while at school; just a generally good way to do work without having to transport the data around on discs. Let me know what you think!

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Old 10-26-2004, 07:30 PM   #2
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Sure ... all you need to do is to allow port-forwarding
of incoming ssh-connections on the router to your FC
machine, and off you go ...


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Old 10-26-2004, 08:30 PM   #3
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You then use SSH to login with the IP address your ISP has assigned to your home router/computer.

Code:
 ssh -l username  IP_address
 
Old 10-26-2004, 08:44 PM   #4
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If you need to get files on and off of your server you may want to try to setup a FTP server or even a CVS server through SSH.
 
Old 10-26-2004, 09:16 PM   #5
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Originally posted by Tinkster
Sure ... all you need to do is to allow port-forwarding
of incoming ssh-connections on the router to your FC
machine, and off you go ...


Cheers,
Tink
Hey, thx alot Tinkster, but how exactly do I go about allowing port-forwarding of incoming ssh-connections on my router?
 
Old 10-26-2004, 09:17 PM   #6
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If you need to get files on and off of your server you may want to try to setup a FTP server or even a CVS server through SSH.
I'm guessing I should just look this up using man ssh right? Would this be difficult/ time consuming to do?
 
Old 10-26-2004, 09:27 PM   #7
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SSH, and therefore SCP and SFTP work out of the box on most distros, including FC2. You can just type (as root) 'service sshd status' to see if it's running. If not, type 'service sshd start' to start it and 'chkconfig sshd on 'to make sure it starts on each boot. Once it's up, forward port 22 of your router to your machines internal IP address, and enjoy! FWIW there are SSH and SFTP clients for Windows, so you don't have to carry around the Knoppix CD if you don't want to.
 
Old 10-26-2004, 11:27 PM   #8
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SSH, and therefore SCP and SFTP work out of the box on most distros, including FC2. You can just type (as root) 'service sshd status' to see if it's running. If not, type 'service sshd start' to start it and 'chkconfig sshd on 'to make sure it starts on each boot. Once it's up, forward port 22 of your router to your machines internal IP address, and enjoy! FWIW there are SSH and SFTP clients for Windows, so you don't have to carry around the Knoppix CD if you don't want to.
Thanks alot! This sounds fantastic. I'm going to try it out as soon as I get the chance. How exactly though do I forward port 22 of my router to my machine's IP address? And does this incur any sort of security risks? Also, if I used a SSH or SFTP client for Windows, would it boot up Linux on the Windows machine or would I just be running a Terminal? (I would most likely be using OpenOffice or KOffice applications from school). Once again, thx for the input.
 
  


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