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Old 06-17-2011, 04:44 PM   #1
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connect windows laptop to Linux server


Hello: I have a laptop at home and a Linux server running Oracle Enterprise linux. Both can connect to the internet thru a router. How can I ping the server from the laptop? I want to access some web server page on the server, from the laptop.
 
Old 06-17-2011, 04:57 PM   #2
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if they are on the same network as they sound like they are then there's nothing at all to do. Have you tried pinging between the two??
 
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I will try that.... I was under the impression that samba needed to be installed...

Thanks
 
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samba to access a web page?? Erm, no.
 
Old 06-17-2011, 09:36 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by ms.krishna2009@gmail.com View Post
Hello: I have a laptop at home and a Linux server running Oracle Enterprise linux. Both can connect to the internet thru a router. How can I ping the server from the laptop? I want to access some web server page on the server, from the laptop.
To just access a web page, if the linux box is running a server, you can just use the browser that comes with windows (or you can use a good one, like Chrome).

But you may want to log in to the Linux box. I suggest two things. One is that you should run an ssh server on the linux box - start the sshd service however your distribution runs it, if it is not already running.

To access command lines from your windows box (or smartphone) you need an ssh client that runs on Windows. I suggest putty, it is both free and good.

If you want to run X windows on your laptop so that you can run remote windows, tell putty to forward the X port and then use the X that comes with Cygwin. It used to be that X on Windows required an expensive product, now the freebie X server is perfectly good, and running the X protocol under ssh is a good way to secure it.
 
Old 06-17-2011, 10:11 PM   #6
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I will try that.... I was under the impression that samba needed to be installed...

Thanks
Things like Samba or unison are for setting up a shared folder that 2 computers can access. That way you can switch over docs,songs,pictures, or other files ... I don't think it is what you are looking for.


I may not have understood you correctly so if not ignore this next part.
When I want to access the internet on my Nephew's Wii, I have a VNCviewer installed on there (as well as VNC on my laptop) so I can connect to my laptop (With the network IP 189.008.8.6 or whatever it is) and browse, The problem with that being that it is not it's own system, I am viewing the desktop remotely and thus, am essentially just using my laptop. BUT I am doing it from a different location on a different machine. So maybe that is something you might be interested in.
 
Old 06-18-2011, 02:00 AM   #7
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Assuming you want to access it locally and not via the web:

First step would be to simply enter the IP address of the server in the url bar fo the browser (e.g. http://172.18.32.55 where 172.18.32.55 is the local address of the server).

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Does it work? If yes, you might want to access it by name. Simplest way is probably by locating and editing the hosts file on the laptop and adding an entry there.
Code:
172.18.32.55     mylocalwebpage          # source server
Next you can try to access by using http://mylocalwebpage in the browser. You can find the file in c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc (for 64 bit windows it might be a different path).

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If it does not work, you need to start the normal networking fault finding? Can you ping it (as suggested)?
 
  


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