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Old 03-23-2005, 12:02 AM   #1
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Remote Access

How do I make it so that I can access my linux computer from a computer using Windows with something like telnet?

Are you able to go into super user mode and configure things?

Old 03-23-2005, 02:13 AM   #2
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You can telet into the linux box from windows. Just install a telnet server on the linux box. There are other more secure options tho. Depends on the situation, but I still use telnet inside my local firewalled network.
Old 03-23-2005, 05:27 AM   #3
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Try Putty

It support telnet and ssh. Use ssh whenever possible.
Old 03-23-2005, 06:29 AM   #4
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Another option, if you want access to the GUI (if you use one) or just to the commandline, is to use VNC.

I've had very good experiences with it on all sorts of machines and environments.

It's not very secure, so you may want to limit its use to inside your firewall, although there's a way to make it secure.
Old 03-23-2005, 06:48 AM   #5
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Using telnet (or SSH as I prefer) you have the same command line commands at your disposal as if you were sitting next to the computer, so you can do pretty much everything configurewise. If you really need X them you will probably have to use VNC. From another *nix computer (running X) you can run graphical programs over SSH, and I think you can get some form of X running on windows as well, but I do not have any more specific info on that one.

Here is some info on setting up a ssh server on your computer
Old 03-23-2005, 12:26 PM   #6
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This is great!! Thanks for all the info.

I'm at work right now so I wont be able to test this out until I get home tonight but I'm assuming after I setup SSL on my linux computer, I'll be able to access the command line environment by simply using...

telnet 192.168.1.x

...on my windows computer. I will also download putty and play around with that for sure.

I was wondering, how would I access it from outside my network from a windows machine? (if I wanted to change something when I was at work)
Old 03-23-2005, 12:29 PM   #7
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The environment I like using is actually cygwin, it gives you an entire bash terminal inside windows with full ssh support, and everything you'd find in your home machine. Look into it, you may like it. Just remember, it's bash but it's still running on that "wonderful" windows file system.



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