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My friend and I are both using ubuntu 12.04, however we live in different places.

We want to access each other's computer through internet. How can we do that?

For example, if I want to install a program to my friend's computer-by using my computer, is it possible?

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possible duplicate of How to actually use Remote Desktop –  Stephen Myall Nov 13 '12 at 12:47
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possible duplicate of Remote Desktop advice –  Takkat Nov 13 '12 at 15:14
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If you are familiar with the command-line, you could just use SSH to get to his box and install stuff with apt-get ?

Basically you need to

  • run the sshd (ssh daemon) on the target computer
  • have the router route your traffic (port 22 is the default port)
  • have access (username/password) to the machine
  • use ssh the.target.ip (-p port) to gain access.
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Thank you very much for answering. –  user107735 Nov 13 '12 at 12:37
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Yes, you could use TeamViewer , for example. You have to have it installed on both computers, after which you can access his desktop and he can access yours.

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Thank you very much for answering. I'm trying it now. If it works, I'll let you know. Thanks. –  user107735 Nov 13 '12 at 12:36
    
@Vixxo. To be more helpful to the OP maybe you can expand your answer, to share the capabilities of teamviewer, instructions how to install etc –  Stephen Myall Nov 13 '12 at 12:38
    
It works! Thanks again.... –  user107735 Nov 13 '12 at 13:57
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