rendering through ssh
i have some pretty big animations i made in blender. these are so big, they can take a few weeks to render (a few weeks nonstop). what i want to do is do my modeling and animating on this machine, and then move the files downstairs to a computer in the basement and render it there. once i get the rendering done (a bunch of jpegs) i want to transfer then back to this machine for editing and compiling.
i heard ssh was the best way to go. i want to remotely control the computer downstairs because it gets tiring running up and down the stairs transfering the files and everything. i want to simply send it to that computer, remotely run the render command, and let it sit for a few weeks. how can i do this as simply as possible?
this machine is running slackware 10, and the render station is running mepis (debian). both using the 2.6 kernels, and both are attached via a LAN.