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Old 05-23-2008, 11:15 AM   #1
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How do I remote access 'command line' on linux server? KDE? Bash?

Im confused.
And allthough this would seem to be about the 1st thing one should know on using linux, I can't find any info anywhere. Maybe its just too basic.

I am trying to (telnet?) remote access a server running Fedora 8. I suppose I need a windows client of some sort. Konsole? KDE? Xterm?

Im lost.

Old 05-23-2008, 11:17 AM   #2
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All you should have to do is make sure the telnet server is running on the host and make sure the permissions/firewalls(selinux) are set accordingly and arent blocking.
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telnet is not used widely because passwords are sent using clear text. instead now use ssh for remote access.

make sure you have sshd running on the fedora box (/etc/init.d/sshd status to check). if it is not running you can start using /etc/init.d/sshd start.

use putty windows client (freeware).
Old 05-23-2008, 11:29 AM   #4
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So I can use the windows HyperTerminal app?
I have added the line:
If protocol is TCP and destination port is 23
to the 'linux firewall' module in webmin.
still cant connect.
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Look into using ssh instead of telnet. You can use putty on windows. There are other ssh clients for Windows as well.

I install Cygwin/X on the windows machines. This allows you to use the same openssh client in windows, and allows you to run bash scripts (or perl, or whatever) as well. You can even log in and run a gui program on the server, having it show up in windows. Simply enter "startx" and the X windows server will start and an xterm will pop up.
Then log into the server with "ssh -X user@host". This is a handy way of running one of the system-config-* gui configuration programs.
Old 05-23-2008, 11:35 AM   #6
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thanks suneth
I've hacked the mainframe skynet is going down </cheese>
Old 05-23-2008, 11:50 AM   #7
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It is acceptable to use telnet IF you are on a completely secure LAN and you're only connecting within the LAN.

In Windows, the default telnet client is built-in and is called "telnet". Open up a command prompt (start->programs->accessories->Command Prompt). Then type in the command "telnet" (replace the IP address with the address of your server).
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completely secure LAN Defined: One in which all the PC's are disconnected or turned off

ssh operates on port 22. if you need to open the Linux firewall to allows an ssh connection, open port 22 not 23.

Putty is the easiest thing to use on a windows machine to connect to a Linux box..

winscp may come in handy too


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