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Old 11-12-2006, 12:39 PM   #1
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remote access

I was just wondering how i could get remote access to my linux distros from a friends computer. im a total newbe so if you can put the reply in laymens terms that would be perfect.
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"SSH" gives you remote access to the command-line (like telnet), file transfers (a bit like FTP), and lets you run applications from a remote system on whatever Linux desktop you are on. Many Linux distributions include it by default, and it's very easy to work with.

This is a tutorial:

It's a draft, so comments are welcome.

If you want to remotely access your Linux desktop from another system you'll probably want to use VNC, which displays the whole desktop as a window. This is a bit more fiddly to set up. There's notes here:


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