Originally Posted by deepinlife
guys i want to acess my pc from windows client..i use mandriva 2005.
i connect to internet through dsl line ...
i need to know my ip addrese?
should i know it every time i log to the net , to use it in remote acess?
i don't know exactly how i will acess , using ssh or telnet watever?i just want to know teh procedor for someone like me to log to linux machine (dynamic ip)from windows xp?
hi there deepinlife,
first off, welcome to LQ.org :P
Ok so you're on Mandriva 2005 and you want to connect to that system through another system that has Windows on it.
Yes you will need to know your IP address in order for you to connect to your mandriva system through windows (putty/winscp)
I think you will have to remember it or write it down somewhere. I don't think Windows has something like /etc/hosts
like Linux does, so yep, remember or write it down
For security reasons you should use ssh for your connections and you can still look at vnc, x11vnc and a few other things
to get the graphical part up if you like to actually see X window...otherwise SSH will do just fine
So basically you will need to learn how to start/run services. You will need to run the sshd
(which is the daemon for SSH that allows you to have someone connect to your system via SSH). All other things are just extra as long as you want/need them.