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Old 02-09-2011, 03:04 PM   #1
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I have been trying to use the remote desktop so I can get my files and stuff from one computer and use it on another one, I have not been able to figure it out... I would like to use all the help I can take.

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Hopefully you don't mean windows but ubuntu to ubuntu.

Did you follow something like this link shows?

a bit more complex.

Simple way also.
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Remote Desktop

More detail would help.

If you mean MS protocol RDP (as in Remote Desktop Client and Terminal Services), look into xrdp(server) and rdesktop(client).

If you mean just the generic "a remote desktop" to session, view files, etc: look into VNC. There are clients and servers for (nearly) every operating system.

Note: insecure and flawed as RDP is, it is encrypted traffic. VNC totally lacks encryption. VNC may be secured using SSH to provide an SSL tunnel for the traffic. That combination is slower, but much more secure, as compared with RDP.

If we have not adequately addresses the question, it may be that we do not understand your situation adequately! That "more detail" may help.
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Teamviewer has remote desktop, file transfer, and even VPN capabilities, it also goes over an SSL connection.
Old 02-10-2011, 04:08 PM   #5
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I've found the Ubuntu Terminal Server Client works very well in serving up Windows desktops using RDP. It is a default app under Internet and has the option to remotely map local drives. If your attempt is to go from Linux to Windows, you will need to set up the win box to allow remote connections.


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