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Old 09-20-2005, 01:12 PM   #1
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Remote Viewing


Okay here is my problem, I need to have the visual output of one machine come up on another machine across the network. I am unable to use remote tools to do so due to company standards.

I thought I have seen a comman that would do this but am drawing a blank. Here is a summary of what I need:

PC1 running Red Hat processes things and displays a nice graphical output. I need to have PC1 display that graphical output on PC2 that is on the same network but a couple floors away. And I can't use any remote control tools to accomplish this. Is this possible?
 
Old 09-20-2005, 03:33 PM   #2
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Well, you can't remotely view what is on a distant computer w/o some "remote control tools" unless you are using that term in some unusual way. What exactly do you mean by "remote control tools" ?
 
Old 09-21-2005, 04:22 AM   #3
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Do you have physical access to PC1? If so, either at regular intervals using cron or when the specific job is complete, have it take a screenshot using either imagemagick or fbgrab and then cp that to a directory that is available as a network share or run a light http daemon on PC1 to allow PC2 access.

It's the long way around the problem for sure but it'd work in a pinch
 
Old 09-21-2005, 07:06 AM   #4
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Well, you can't remotely view what is on a distant computer w/o some "remote control tools" unless you are using that term in some unusual way. What exactly do you mean by "remote control tools" ?
There was a question in one of the Linux certs that I took that had a command that ported the display to another PC. And I'm forgetting the command (and wording my question poorly).





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Do you have physical access to PC1? If so, either at regular intervals using cron or when the specific job is complete, have it take a screenshot using either imagemagick or fbgrab and then cp that to a directory that is available as a network share or run a light http daemon on PC1 to allow PC2 access.
Yes and that's a great idea. I'll have to see if that gets us what we need. Thanks. I'd still rather do what I originally asked but like you said your idea will work in a pinch.
 
Old 09-21-2005, 11:50 AM   #5
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You can get text mode remote access with ssh and type "startx" at the prompt to bring up a gui. SSH on PC1 has to be properly configured to allow this and the port has to be open, usually port 22. The X server on PC1 can also be configured to allow gui remote logins and there are nice tools like TightVNC to give better performance and easier setup for remote gui access.
If you are remembering some command line remote login, you're probably thinking of ssh. If your company has a policy against remote tools, they probably don't want an ssh daemon running on PC1 and port 22 may be closed.


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Old 09-21-2005, 12:07 PM   #6
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Yeah that is another great idea, but I think I'm really handcuffed. What I may have to do is tell them to buy a proper KVM and do it that way.
 
  


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