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Old 01-19-2007, 01:51 PM   #1
Do7AN
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Connecting over Internet from Windows to Linux


I would like to be able to Connect from a friends house to my home Linux PC. Is there any way of doing this? SSH? I'm fairly new to linux and could use a detailed answer if possible. I'm sorry if this has already been covered in another thread please just point me to it. My search did not turn up anything. I am running Slackware 10.2 but soon upgrading to 11. My friends PC would Windows XP. Please let me know if there is any other information required to answer my question.

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Old 01-19-2007, 02:30 PM   #2
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Is your slack box a server or desktop? Do you need a gui? Are you on broadband? Do you have a router between your cable/dsl modem and your linux box?

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Old 01-19-2007, 02:35 PM   #3
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My Slack box is setup as a desktop. I would prefer a gui but I would also like to connect to a console remotely because I would like to learn more commands. I have a cable connection and router (Linksys). Yes the router is between the linux box and the modem.
 
Old 01-19-2007, 03:08 PM   #4
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The easiest way to connect to any remote linux box is through ssh. There is a freeware windows program named putty, which is a ssh for windows client. It is a tiny 400 Kb download for windows XP. it is text only.

You will need to configure your router to forward port 22 from the WAN to port 22 on the private IP of your slack box. If you haven't already, you should configure the DHCP on the router to always give your slack box the same address. Then you'll also need to know the public IP address of your connection. You can either just try to remember it, or use a free client like http://dyndns.org to always connect to your machine through a name, as opposed to a number.

Trying to get a graphics enable connection is tougher, and a poor choice IMHO. Graphical interfaces are great for searching the web, and that's about it. All linux servers should be connected through ssh, text only.

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Old 01-19-2007, 04:01 PM   #5
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How do I setup my Slack box to accept a ssh session? Is there somewhere I can get instructions on setup ssh?

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