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Old 10-25-2009, 07:54 AM   #1
hadimotamedi
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Inquiry:USB external modem and Remote PC Access?


Dear All
Please be informed that I checked for the presence of internal modem on my Linux host , through the followings :
#dmesg |grep -i modem
#lspci |grep -i modem
#lshw |grep -i modem
According to their output , it seems that my Linux host does not contain internal modem . So I decided to make use of external USB modem and an application like PCAnyWhere for Remote PC Access via dialup connection . Can you please do me favor and let me know how can I add my external USB modem to my Linux client and please propose for an PCAnyWhere like application program that can be installed on my Linux pc and gives it the Remote PC Access capabilities (like the PCAnyWhere does for the MS Windows hosts) ?
Let me thank you in advance
 
Old 10-25-2009, 10:50 AM   #2
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Dear All
Please be informed that I checked for the presence of internal modem on my Linux host , through the followings :
#dmesg |grep -i modem
#lspci |grep -i modem
#lshw |grep -i modem
According to their output , it seems that my Linux host does not contain internal modem . So I decided to make use of external USB modem and an application like PCAnyWhere for Remote PC Access via dialup connection . Can you please do me favor and let me know how can I add my external USB modem to my Linux client and please propose for an PCAnyWhere like application program that can be installed on my Linux pc and gives it the Remote PC Access capabilities (like the PCAnyWhere does for the MS Windows hosts) ?
Let me thank you in advance
Well, you don't say anything about your hardware or your version/distro of Linux, but to add an external modem, you just plug it in. How you configure it depends on if it's to a serial or USB port.

As far as PCanywhere-type things....forget it. VNC clients *MIGHT* be able to work over a modem, but I doubt it. Modems are used for low-speed data.
 
Old 10-26-2009, 12:29 AM   #3
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Well, you don't say anything about your hardware or your version/distro of Linux, but to add an external modem, you just plug it in. How you configure it depends on if it's to a serial or USB port.

As far as PCanywhere-type things....forget it. VNC clients *MIGHT* be able to work over a modem, but I doubt it. Modems are used for low-speed data.
Thank you very much for your reply . Sorry for lack of enough info in the first message . Please be informed that my server is running Linux 7.2 (Enigma)and my platform is x86-based . Please do me favor and let me know how can I configure my external USB modem . Please let me to ask you if you are sure that the VNC client can do the job , as I need an application that lets for my Linux client remote access through dialup connection ?
Thank you in advance
 
Old 10-26-2009, 09:33 AM   #4
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Thank you very much for your reply . Sorry for lack of enough info in the first message . Please be informed that my server is running Linux 7.2 (Enigma)and my platform is x86-based .
You say "Linux 7.2"...WHICH linux 7.2? I assume you're talking about RedHat 7.2, which is very, VERY old. Install something current. The latest is FC11, and FC12 is in beta now. Get a current release, and save yourself alot of headaches in the near future.

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Please do me favor and let me know how can I configure my external USB modem .
The USB modem should be on a ttyUSBxxx port, like /dev/ttyUSB0 (for the first one, ttyUSB1 for the second, etc.). Configure your getty programs accordingly.

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Please let me to ask you if you are sure that the VNC client can do the job , as I need an application that lets for my Linux client remote access through dialup connection ?
Thank you in advance
Read my previous post carefully...make careful note of the line:
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As far as PCanywhere-type things....forget it. VNC clients *MIGHT* be able to work over a modem, but I doubt it. Modems are used for low-speed data.
There's no part of that, that would indicate I think VNC would work over a modem. Modems are normally used for terminal connections only. VNC/remote X windows sessions need an IP address, which you don't get over a dial-up connection.
 
  


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