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Old 09-21-2007, 02:39 AM   #1
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Smile Loging to remote server via VNC - without X support


Hi !!

Im using "VNC 4.2.9 - client" on my win_xp machine to login to "RHEL 4 ES" - server located in some other place.I can access x-session without a proble.Everythings working perfectly.
Can someone please tell me how to loging to my "Redhat server" without x_support.I want to acces the terminal.

i.e :- Is it possible to access the terminal via MS-DOS[cmd] prompt ?? - through VNC.

Thank you
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Old 09-21-2007, 08:38 AM   #2
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no, you would want to use ssh for this ideally. puTTY is probably the best free ssh client for windows.

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Old 09-24-2007, 06:12 AM   #3
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no, you would want to use ssh for this ideally. puTTY is probably the best free ssh client for windows.

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Hi !!
thankx very much.Just download the "puTTy.exe" It's working fine.But i have seen friend of mine actually accessing terminal session via MS-DOS prompt ..??
<can't reach him at the moment..> Is it possible ??

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Old 09-24-2007, 08:46 AM   #4
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you can use telnet, but that's going backwards... there's no benefit in using a real dos prompt compared to putty. it's a fixed width, it's ugly, it's got no features...
 
Old 09-27-2007, 12:47 AM   #5
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you can use telnet, but that's going backwards... there's no benefit in using a real dos prompt compared to putty. it's a fixed width, it's ugly, it's got no features...
Hi !!

yes u right DOS is ugly. puTTy is great.It gave me the nice Look and Feel i wanted.
One more quz.
In puTTy i have the full access to terminal[runlevel 3 - full user text mode-RHEL ES 4]. But i couldn't "startx" from puTTy. Is it possible OR is it something to do with my configuration on puTTy ?

Thank You VeryMuch
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Old 09-27-2007, 02:14 AM   #6
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I skimmed through this thread, so if I misunderstood I aplogize. But it sounds like you are using putty to telnet into your box? If that's true I'd really recommend that you not use telnet. Instead use SSH, which is secure. Look into OpenSSH.

On to your question. Are you trying to open a graphical interface in that terminal window you've opened to your system? You can't do that in telnet anyway, but if that is what you are doing than you really do need to look at OpenSSH. You can stream graphics via SSH, and I would point you to the openssh website where you can find all the documentation you'll need. If that's not what you are doing, then all I can say is that when you SSH into your RedHat box via Putty, you can indeed startx. Run startx, then run processes to see it's started.
 
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so now you DO want an X session?? the whole point was that there wasn't one...

so you clearly can *NOT* run startx from SSH... well you can but not in any useful way from your perspective. you can forward X applications over SSH but you needing a functional X server and X client at either end. under windows you can do that with the cygwin/X project amongst others, but sounds like you're starting to fight against normal practise, which nearly always leads to a fall...
 
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so now you DO want an X session?? the whole point was that there wasn't one...

so you clearly can *NOT* run startx from SSH... well you can but not in any useful way from your perspective. you can forward X applications over SSH but you needing a functional X server and X client at either end. under windows you can do that with the cygwin/X project amongst others, but sounds like you're starting to fight against normal practise, which nearly always leads to a fall...
Hi !!
Thanks very much. what i actally tried was to startx from puTTy.My redhat defaults bootup to runlevel3".So when i issue "startx from from my winxp[puTTy] it gives me error. Simply it's not capable of of showing me the graphics.But on the other side redhat box actually does startx.[after issuing the startx i vnc to redhat]
I didn't try out openSSH yet.But found tool called "xming and the "xming portable puTTY" which is actually capable of showing the graphics according to the doc.

**This might doesn't sense to somebody.True.I'm just playing around.

Thanks again.
denver,RDA
 
  


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