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I have setup a LAMP server with ubuntu server that I plan to do some game hosting with. Right now I am using Webmin for remoting in to my server. One major problem with webmin however, is that you can only enter one command into the command shell and are unable to use editors such as nano or vim through it. I would really like a live, responsive, command shell so I can work on my server where ever I am.

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Install a SSH server (package openssh-server) on your server and a SSH client (package openssh-client on Ubuntu, there's a client for about any other system, too) on the hosts you want to access your server from.

Then you can use something like


on your local host to get a full remote shell on your server.

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