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Old 03-10-2003, 04:55 PM   #1
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Question Looking for remote access tool for red hat 7.3


I'm in the process of converting my w2k web server over to red hat and would like to know if anyone could recommend a really good utility that will allow me to access this server remotely? I've heard that Mandrake has a nice mobile firewall client that you could install onto a laptop and use it to access your server remotely. Anyone know of something similiar for red hat? I simply wanna be able to keep this server totally seperate from my existing w2k network and only wanna use one client for accessing and making modifications remotely. I'd like to install this onto a laptop and use it from there. This will be similar to Terminal Services in w2k because my server sits downstairs. I see that VNC comes built in to red hat, but I don't think it has anything that monitors ports and ICMP and all that ggod stuff.
Any recommendations or responses are greatly appreciated.
 
Old 03-10-2003, 05:03 PM   #2
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VNC allows you to run a complete desktop on the server and view it remotely. Anything that you can do in a desktop today, you can do in VNC. The desktop stays running on the server, no matter how many times you connect/disconnect. So, you start GUIs and such that monitor everything you want, pipe to to files, etc on your virtually displayed desktop, reconnecting at your leisure to monitor status.

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Old 03-10-2003, 05:11 PM   #3
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Cool. Thanks for the response, but what about traffic monitoring, and sniffing? This server will serve as my web, ftp, and probably alternate mail server running Mailman. I'd like to be able to monitor every bit of traffic that's hitting this server. So this will be more than just logging in remotely and accessing the desktop; even though that will be one of the things I'll be doing.
 
Old 03-10-2003, 06:09 PM   #4
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You can start the monitoring processes in the remote desktop.
start an xterm and tail -f /var/log/messages > firewall_hits.
I have another process that tails that file looking for suspicious
activity written in awk. I don't normally monitor traffic, but I am sure there are as many as required. I just like having remote desktops
running wherever I go. (I have 16 running on servers: on my 2 workstations at work, 6 on my families various computers and 6 on test machines at work.

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