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Old 04-30-2004, 10:02 AM   #1
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windows remote access to linux how?

Hi all,

Been thinking about how I can access my linux box which is connected to the net via ADSL. I got a windows (hiss) laptop from work that I can use and I am not to sure whats the best way to get access to my home dir. Its only when I am away from home that I'd like to gain access via the net.

My ISP changes the ADSL router IP address every few hours and they want extra bux for a permanent one.

Any ideas/suggestions guys?

Old 04-30-2004, 10:07 AM   #2
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go to and get a dynamic hostname...

then use ssh, or install VNC ( which should give you the remote access you want
Old 04-30-2004, 11:30 AM   #3
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To echo RohanRNS’s comments, go to The “Dynamic DNS” service is free for up to five locations. They also offer some neat services for circumventing ISP port e-mail blocks. Actually, they offer several really useful services for much less than typical vendors.

If you use a DSL/Cable router, it may already support the Dynamic DNS service. Otherwise, you need a potentially free software client on your home system to report the current IP address to DynDNS. It’s all explained on their web site ( I use several Linksys routers that support, but I have read that their popular wireless “G” router no longer does.

If you use the free service and like it, think about paying for the “Account Upgrade” (US$9.95/yr) to help support the organization. Also, be sure to read about the organization’s history at the web site.
Old 04-30-2004, 04:39 PM   #4
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Another very good choice:
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by the way, Pete, VNC client will be able to reache your Linux only if you startup the VNC server on the linux box... And ssh will work only if you allow ssh clients entering you linux box...


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