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Old 01-20-2004, 04:23 PM   #1
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how can i connect through my mdk 9.2 box at home from school?


hi,

i have a setup like this
  • i have a mandrake 9.2 box at home connected to the internet via dsl
  • at school we have computers connected to the internet as well via leased line
  • the os's in school are mdk 9.1, rh 9.0, and windows

i wanted to connect to my pc at home from school via the internet in such a way that i can get files from a remote area, or perhaps use my desktop to navigate through my pc at home - all things done remotely via internet.

if i want to achieve this kind of a setup, what would be the requirements? do i have to run a special deamon/process to achieve this? what softwares do i still have to install?

thanks...

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Old 01-20-2004, 04:42 PM   #2
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Start an ssh daemon (sshd) on your home box, and use ssh and scp from school. You can easily start sshd on your machine through the Mandrake Control Center - System - Services (or wherever the Services are; don't remember ). If you want to do it from the command line, you can use chkconfig (see the man pages).

Edit: BTW, you might need to install the sshd first (it belongs to the package openssh). No problem, just do it through the Mandrake Control Center again; or do urpmi openssh at the command line.


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Old 01-20-2004, 05:12 PM   #3
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Assuming that you have a dynamic IP address for your DSL service. You can sign up for free at noip.com or similar sites. This will provide DNS for your home PC. Your IP address is automatically updated if/when it changes.

BTW There are windows exe client programs for scp like winSCP3 and PuTTY for SSH.
 
Old 01-20-2004, 07:56 PM   #4
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assuming i have ran the ssh service and my pc is connected to the net, what's the next step?
 
Old 01-20-2004, 08:26 PM   #5
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well, you can take the advantage of using VPN server on your Drake. Just install and run it automatically and you can navigate through your pc virtually.

PS. connect using vncviewer (download this app).
 
Old 01-20-2004, 08:55 PM   #6
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is it necessary to obtain DNS such as the one offered by no-ip?
 
Old 01-21-2004, 04:57 PM   #7
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Not really. I'm only suggesting it because then you do not have to figure a method of finding out your dynamic IP address from a remote location.
 
Old 01-21-2004, 10:02 PM   #8
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Interesting....

How would you figure out your dynamic ip from a remote location?

Without of course asking someone physically there to get it off your PC.
 
Old 01-22-2004, 03:37 AM   #9
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well, i have already registered to no-ip, and i am really glad that everything works...

now all i have to test is how i am going to control my desktop... any more tips/suggestions besides those posted above?
 
Old 01-22-2004, 04:38 AM   #10
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for working on your desktop u need RealVNC
 
Old 01-22-2004, 10:53 AM   #11
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I use TightVNC.

It suppose to be a little better performance wise via RealVNC, but I have not tested it out.

When you registered @ noip.com what site name/location did they give you to connect. Would also like to know how well they perform.

Interested in setting up Dynamic DNS.

Keep us informed how it works....Good luck
 
Old 01-22-2004, 03:13 PM   #12
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Quote:
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When you registered @ noip.com what site name/location did they give you to connect. Would also like to know how well they perform.
well, it displays a list of free domains which you can choose from. all you have to do is place your preferred hostname. as for the dynamic state of ip's one can download an update client software on the download section whose task is to automatically update your current ip with their site upon establishing a new internet connection.

its a really good feature and i love working with it. i've been able to setup an ftp and http.

i am still working on the mail feature and the remote desktop connection.
 
Old 01-22-2004, 09:55 PM   #13
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I been looking @ DynDNS.org.

They provide free Dynamic DNS for up to 5 host names. From your reply it sounds like noip.com only provides one.

I can't speak for the service.

Maybe someone with more experience can provide more insight.
 
Old 01-23-2004, 08:14 AM   #14
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I have been using dynu.com for awhile without anyproblems, fairly easy to setup, supports lots of OSes. The basic free service does everything i need. Domain names are in the form of yourdomainname.dynu.com

If your attempting to access your home computer from school you might find that your school has you firwalled and/or proxyed. This makes connecting harder but not impossible. Look up GNU Tunnel if you need to getpast them. It requires running a gnu tunnel server on your comp at home and then running the client on the comp at school.

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Old 01-23-2004, 09:44 AM   #15
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Once I've got SSH running on my system, how do I connect to it from the remote box?
 
  


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