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Hi guys, my computer is downstairs in the cold basement and I wanted a way to practice my online terminal course in the comfort of my rocking chair upstairs in the pleasant surroundings. I downloaded a terminal app for the iPad and it's asking me for some info. Could any of you tell me where to find it please?
Host - I typed in host name into the terminal and it gave me the details at the prompt.
Username - which username? Do I make one up or the username for the computer I'm trying to log into? How do I find the username?
Password - which password? The one to log into my home?
I guess these things work via some network/ remote thingy??????? It's not bluetooth so Im guessing I need to somehow log into that computer as a guest or admin or something?
Your clueless pal
I think I may have misunderstood what the app does. I thought it would let me log into a computer that, was connected to the network in my house. But I'm not sure now. Does anyone know what the iPad terminal apps are for?
The host is the hostname or ip address of the computery you want to log into, the username is the username of the account that you want to log into, and the password is the password of the account that you want to log into.
I've never used it before. I'm not familiar with the linux terminal, I'm trying very hard to understand and learn as much as I can. I will try and log in using those settings for the computer I'm trying. Thanks for the help. Please stay active on this link.
Honestly, dunnery, I'm starting to feel that you're acting like a help vampire, and I will not continue to be your "adopted go-to guy".
(It's the inet address, and it should start with 192.168 or something similar).
You already have a Linux installation up. You know that you need to log into it with a username and password. You know what the username and password are. (If you somehow don't, then find out). SSH will take the hostname or IP address of the computer you want to log into (I just told you how to find the IP address), as well as the above-mentioned username and password. It will use that information to log into that computer and give you a terminal session.
Be aware that you do need to have an SSH server running on the computer that is to be logged into. One is usually running by default, but if it's not then a google search (hint: include the name of your distribution) should be enough to find out how to get one running.