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Old 11-30-2003, 01:03 AM   #1
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Ok, here the the situation,
I converted my sister's windoze box over to linux today, but she is taking it back to texas with her, and if she needs help with stuff, she will most likely just switch back to her dual boot windows partition. So, I'm needing to be able to log into her computer to install stuff or get her settings correct...How should I accomplish this?
We are both running Mandrake 9.1
Thanks in advance
 
Old 11-30-2003, 10:09 AM   #2
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If they are both available on the net just ssh to her box then you can do what you want.
 
Old 11-30-2003, 03:35 PM   #3
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ok, how do I ssh to her box?
does that enable me to use X also?
(sorry I'm such a )
 
Old 12-01-2003, 01:42 PM   #4
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Yes you can run X applications over an ssh connection. Once the service is running on the server side just connect from the client:
ssh USER@SERVER
 
Old 12-01-2003, 10:38 PM   #5
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ok, I have her IP address, and I tried to do
ssh edrabs@xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
and it just timed out....

I had my sister go to www.whatismyip.com and I got her ip address, but I still can't ssh into her box
is it because she is behind a router or something? She is on a college campus so I am thinking that she is behind somehting....
any suggestions?

Thanks
 
Old 12-02-2003, 02:04 PM   #6
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Yes she will probably show up with the college router IP.

If you have a public IP address that she can connect to you could forward her ssh port to another port on your machine.
 
Old 12-02-2003, 03:05 PM   #7
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Make sure you both have ssh installed. In fact, I think the one you're trying to connect to has to have the SSH server installed. You also both have to have the SSHd process running. SSH requires a little bit of configuration before it will work, although it's not hard.

If you don't care about security, install the tightvnc packages. Then you just have your sister run vncserver :1 and you can do vncviewer <xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx>:1 ,and you're in business with a full graphical desktop of your choice. This can also be tunnelled through SSL if you do care about security.

If you have a slow connection on one end or the other, then your sister can install Webmin, also included with Mandrake. It's VERY powerful, loaded with all sorts of GUI configuration tools for anything you can imagine, and runs right in the web browser. Just make sure the webmin process is running on the end you want to connect to, then go to https://<xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx>:10000 and login to the webmin username and password.

Hope this helps.
 
Old 12-02-2003, 03:22 PM   #8
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Make sure you both have ssh installed. In fact, I think the one you're trying to connect to has to have the SSH server installed. You also both have to have the SSHd process running. SSH requires a little bit of configuration before it will work, although it's not hard.
Only the server machine requires you to run sshd

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If you don't care about security, install the tightvnc packages. Then you just have your sister run vncserver :1 and you can do vncviewer <xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx>:1 ,and you're in business with a full graphical desktop of your choice. This can also be tunnelled through SSL if you do care about security.

If you have a slow connection on one end or the other, then your sister can install Webmin, also included with Mandrake. It's VERY powerful, loaded with all sorts of GUI configuration tools for anything you can imagine, and runs right in the web browser. Just make sure the webmin process is running on the end you want to connect to, then go to https://<xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx>:10000 and login to the webmin username and password.
True but none of this will work if the machine you are connecting to has a private IP address that you can't reach.
 
  


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