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Old 10-09-2008, 05:27 PM   #1
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Remotely Logging into my home PC via Linux/Unix


I have posted on a Vista forum also...hopefully i can take the twos ideas and put them together.

I would like to connect to my home PC from my Unix/Linux machine.

By what process would I do this? rlogin, ssh, telnet? something I'm not aware of?

Also, I know this is out of Linux users league, however, anything I may have to do with my Vista machine (other than opening the appropriate port) you can think of?



This is soo easy with Linux, why so hard PC, why?
 
Old 10-09-2008, 05:49 PM   #2
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what do you want to do on your home pc? i'm just learning some of this stuff myself, but i'm you can use ssh to make a connection. but are you wanting to access files? you would need you configure Samba for file sharing. thats another topic. if you want to view your home pc screen (don't know why you'd need to) you could VNC through a ssh tunnel. don't ask me how to do it. i've only been studying this stuff for a couple weeks. but i've been reading about whats possible.
 
Old 10-09-2008, 05:59 PM   #3
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Ha, 2 weeks, and I find something after I post.

rdesktop

The linux command to connect via a terminal shell to the windows file system.

Users must first enable remote desktop on their PC and add users to the list to allow logins.

I hope this article helps others.

However this is only for visual.

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Old 10-09-2008, 06:22 PM   #4
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I want to be able to treat my PC as I would my Unix computer. I want to be able to scp files between the two. I want ssh type access to it. I want text based login's, like a remote command prompt of some sort.
 
Old 10-09-2008, 06:48 PM   #5
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Then you should run Linux or Unix on your PC.
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Old 10-09-2008, 08:10 PM   #6
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I don't have any experience with it, and I'm honestly not sure how extensive it is, but Cygwin may allow something close to what you're looking for. From the website:

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Originally Posted by http://www.cygwin.com/
Cygwin is a Linux-like environment for Windows.
Hopefully someone more knowledgeable can chime in.
 
Old 10-09-2008, 11:10 PM   #7
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Then you should run Linux or Unix on your PC.
Cmon now, don't you think I've already thought of that
I already have a Unux comp (my FreeBSD machine) No reason to dual boot my PC.

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Cygwin may allow something close to what you're looking for.
Yes, I have cygwin, and I've read the documentation on it. However, setting up openssh, sshd, and such, is not playing nice. I get alot of errors. The problem is almost all documentation on using cygwin refers to XP rather than Vista. However, I will try a few new things with Cygwin when I get back home. If I find any new information, I will post yet again.

Thanks

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Old 10-09-2008, 11:28 PM   #8
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Don't know a whole lot about Vista, but I know there are a couple of compatibility tools available. Could you use Cygwin in an XP compatibility layer?
 
Old 10-10-2008, 01:39 AM   #9
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Have you seen winexe? I believe it's a port of psexec.

Never used it, but see what you can find on the net.
 
Old 01-07-2009, 11:22 AM   #10
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I know this is old but using Winxp, i use Putty to connect to my home Debian computer, ssh would be running as the host. I'm not sure if Putty works with Vista but I assume it should.
 
Old 03-16-2009, 09:16 AM   #11
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Got cygwin to work! My apologies for not posting this sooner.

http://pigtail.net/LRP/printsrv/cygwin-sshd.html
 
Old 03-16-2009, 10:14 AM   #12
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I know this is old but using Winxp, i use Putty to connect to my home Debian computer, ssh would be running as the host. I'm not sure if Putty works with Vista but I assume it should.
I use Putty from Vista to my remote debian network

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