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I've managed to setup a DSL box on an old PC and I've managed to force it to use an IP and have it connect to the router every time it boots and get an IP. Now when I want to send the system files, I want to be able to use sftp, but for that to run, I need to start SSH manually. I would also be able to have x-server forward the desktop environment to my Mac, so I was thinking of using VNC to view the desktop on the remote system.
Also note, I don't have a mouse hooked up to the system (its the com type, I don't have any of those old ones), so any thing that I do has to be done with the keyboard, so I'd like to set every thing up using command line, then later on use remote desktop and use my mac to do any clicking around.
So the list of things is:
1) How do I get SSH to start automatically with out any person logging in and using the command sudo /etc/init.d/ssh start ?
2) How do I install VNC, and have it start on boot.
Heres a link to a company that manugactures a Serial db9 to USB hub. Lots of stuff comes up on a search for "serial to usb adapter" on Live Search. Probably google and Ask.com as well. http://www.usbgear.com/USB-Serial.html