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How to enable remote desktop connection in Ubuntu 9.04 using Putty?

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When you say "remote desktop," does that mean you're asking specifically for how to forward RDP connections over SSH using PuTTY? Also, on which machine are you running PuTTY--the Ubuntu machine, or the other machine? And is the Ubuntu machine the client (connecting to the other machine), or is the other machine the client (so you're connecting to Ubuntu)? Is the other machine running Windows? Please edit your question to expand and clarify it as much as possible. – Eliah Kagan Aug 22 '12 at 10:37

If you can not login to your Ubuntu using putty, Install sshd first there.

sudo apt-get install openssh-server

If you want to have access to the desktop of Ubuntu install vnc there.

apt-get install vnc4server

Then configure vnc.

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Install the ssh deamon.

sudo apt-get install sshd

See also this howto to secure your system. Also it is a good idea to secure your system with fail2ban.

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