LinuxQuestions.org
Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 03-23-2005, 12:02 AM   #1
canuck_barlow
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2004
Distribution: Fedora Core 5
Posts: 64

Rep: Reputation: 15
Remote Access


How do I make it so that I can access my linux computer from a computer using Windows with something like telnet?

Are you able to go into super user mode and configure things?

Thanks
 
Old 03-23-2005, 02:13 AM   #2
amosf
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jun 2004
Location: Australia
Distribution: Mandriva/Slack - KDE
Posts: 1,672

Rep: Reputation: 46
You can telet into the linux box from windows. Just install a telnet server on the linux box. There are other more secure options tho. Depends on the situation, but I still use telnet inside my local firewalled network.
 
Old 03-23-2005, 05:27 AM   #3
ahwkong
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2004
Location: Australia
Distribution: Fedora
Posts: 282

Rep: Reputation: 30
Try Putty

http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/

It support telnet and ssh. Use ssh whenever possible.
 
Old 03-23-2005, 06:29 AM   #4
k1mgy
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2004
Posts: 40

Rep: Reputation: 15
Another option, if you want access to the GUI (if you use one) or just to the commandline, is to use VNC. http://www.realvnc.com

I've had very good experiences with it on all sorts of machines and environments.

It's not very secure, so you may want to limit its use to inside your firewall, although there's a way to make it secure.
 
Old 03-23-2005, 06:48 AM   #5
Razze
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2004
Location: Espoo, Finland
Distribution: Gentoo, 2.6.16-gentoo-r11
Posts: 108

Rep: Reputation: 15
Using telnet (or SSH as I prefer) you have the same command line commands at your disposal as if you were sitting next to the computer, so you can do pretty much everything configurewise. If you really need X them you will probably have to use VNC. From another *nix computer (running X) you can run graphical programs over SSH, and I think you can get some form of X running on windows as well, but I do not have any more specific info on that one.

Here is some info on setting up a ssh server on your computer

http://geodsoft.com/howto/ssh/servers.htm
 
Old 03-23-2005, 12:26 PM   #6
canuck_barlow
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2004
Distribution: Fedora Core 5
Posts: 64

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
This is great!! Thanks for all the info.

I'm at work right now so I wont be able to test this out until I get home tonight but I'm assuming after I setup SSL on my linux computer, I'll be able to access the command line environment by simply using...

telnet 192.168.1.x

...on my windows computer. I will also download putty and play around with that for sure.

I was wondering, how would I access it from outside my network from a windows machine? (if I wanted to change something when I was at work)
 
Old 03-23-2005, 12:29 PM   #7
alunduil
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2005
Location: San Antonio, TX
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 684

Rep: Reputation: 62
The environment I like using is actually cygwin, it gives you an entire bash terminal inside windows with full ssh support, and everything you'd find in your home machine. Look into it, you may like it. Just remember, it's bash but it's still running on that "wonderful" windows file system.

Alunduil
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
remote access linuxmandrake Linux - Software 1 09-27-2005 05:27 PM
Remote access Artik Debian 5 06-05-2005 12:14 PM
Remote Access JRago Linux - Networking 0 03-16-2004 01:17 PM
Remote Access ziegler Linux - General 6 05-02-2003 12:26 PM
No remote access. twhunt Linux - Security 2 03-20-2002 01:34 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:05 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration