Originally Posted by SABIR
connect the server for home using my computer
We'll use SSH for that. It's secure and allows you to (later) tunnel about anything. BTW, next time please make a new thread for new questions
. Else they get passed over too easily.
- write down the IP address of your lab server
- write down the IP address of your home computer. If you have a dynamic IP address find out in what range your IP address is.
- ask network administrator to open up firewall from your home IP (address or range) to your server port 22 protocol TCP.
- on lab server edit /etc/hosts.deny so it reads "ALL: ALL"
- on lab server edit /etc/hosts.allow so it reads "sshd: YOURIPADDRESS"
- on lab server edit your firewall script /etc/sysconfig/iptables (or use GUI) to accept traffic from IP address of home computer to lab server port 22 protocol TCP
- on lab server install openssh server
- on lab server configure /etc/ssh/sshd_conf and set "PermitRootLogin no".
- on home computer install openssh. If it runs Windows install "PuTTY".
- on home computer generate a key (ssh-keygen) as unprivileged user.
- from home computer try to connect as unprivileged user. If it fails review your commandline. If it fails again add arguments "-v -v" and post the output.
- once connection is working, copy key over from home computer. On lab server move to pubkey authentication (ssh-keygen) and edit /etc/ssh/sshd_conf and set "AllowUsers YOURUSERNAME", "PasswordAuthentication no" and "PubkeyAuthentication yes".
Hmm. I think I better redirected you to some HOWTO instead.