the process of accessing a system remotely, over the network. eg via vnc or ssh.

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Why doesn't ssh record failed access in /var/log/btmp?

I want to record ssh failed accesses. I know that I can use /var/log/auth.log but I rather want to use the command lastb. But when I execute lastb, it doesn't show any records from ssh failed access. ...
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Editing remote files via SSHFS mount very slow (Sublime Text)

I'm trying to nail down the best way to work on projects located on a remote server. I use Sublime Text and I've been experimenting with SSHFS on Ubuntu to mount the remote directory locally and then ...
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Before I upgraded to saucy, an ssh connection would prevent a shutdown started from X11

I upgraded to saucy not too long ago and now an X11 user can shutdown even if I'm connected to that computer via ssh. Before the upgrade, an ssh connection would prevent the X11 users from shutting ...
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Firebird - Connection Refused

Whenever I try to connect firebird on my Ubuntu 13.10 from my Window 7 computer I get an error message saying that the connection was refused. I'm trying to connect using IBExpert and Java. Java ...
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Remotely access postgresql database

I need to access a postgresql database from a remote machine on a VPS at DigitalOcean running 12.10 and postgresql 9.1. How do I do this? I noticed port 5432 is closed, how do I open this?
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Remote Control Desktop over Bluetooth

Is there a way to control my Ubuntu Desktop (13.10) remotely over Bluetooth, with my Android 4.4 device?
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Connecting remotely from Ubuntu to another linux

I want to connect remotely from Ubuntu to Suse. Two different systems in two different locations. I know how to use ssh to connect remotely to a machine in the same network. But, I do not know how to ...
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Want to access work computer: ssh and GUI or VNC

The title says it all: I have a workstation at work (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS) and I want to access it from my home laptop (also running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS). I already do it via SSH, but would now like a GUI. ...
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how to remote desktop into server gui without logging into the console beforehand

ok so I want to use something like VNC or RDP to connect to my Ubuntu 12.04 14.04 LTS server after it has booted up and is displaying a login prompt without having to go to the console and actually ...
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setting up remote access to VPS where Wine runs; is window manager needed?

I have a VPS running Ubuntu 12.04. My purpose is to let a windows application run under Wine, around the clock, 24/7. It consists of two .exe's, both have to open their GUIs to run. From time to time ...
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How to use Ubuntu to kill processes in Windows machine on my local network?! [closed]

Having two computers (1 Desktop Ubuntu, 1 Laptop Windows 7). Is it possible to kill a process of a given running service on Windows 7 such as Skype, knowing that I have its local IP address along with ...
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LTSP Thin clients Login problem

The situation is: I have created an Ubuntu LTSP 64bit Server with 32 bit clients using steps in this tutorial. I used Virtual Box machine as thin client using same procedure in this tutorial. Every ...
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keyboard behaves differently under bash

When logged to other computer from windows under bash, putty maps keys properly but under other shells like sh or zsh keys like Delete are mapped incorrectly (to ~ character). Setting XTERM to ...
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SSH: Can connect locally but not “remotely”

A bit of background: I'm a ubuntu user for almost a year now. I had an old box lying around and decided to put it to some use. The first thing I wanted to do was set up SSH so that I can place it in a ...
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Why is ssh X-Forwarding of browser not working for internal IP addresses?

I want to access my private Ubuntu server at home during lunch break at and from work. The problem was, that at work, the SSH port is blocked by the firewall (default setting). So I changed the ...
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telnet: Name or service not known

When I accessed a remote host using telnet I got an error like this: root@nani-Inspiron-3520:/home/nani# telnet amsys@192.168.0.4 telnet: could not resolve amsys@192.168.0.4/telnet: Name or service ...
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Remote login onto server and let someone else see your shell?

I remember that I was logged in into my server and my friend connected. Some command let him see my shell and see what I am typing. What command was that ?
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Control my Transmission GTK remotely

While I'm not home I left Transmission running, usually at full speed. I've been mostly using the desktop gui (GTK) version. I have been toying with the cli version (not sure which is the proper one ...
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xubuntu desktop breaks on tightvncserver

I have a desktop PC I want to remote desktop to, I also like the concept of virtual displays, so no one can see what I'm doing as I do it unless they connect to the display (as opposed to the standard ...
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cost free vnc and remote offsite monitoring

I'm looking to remotely use and fix my girlfriends computer 300 miles away and after that manage and watch it. She has over 10,000 updates and does not know how to use her computer. Can some one ...
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Setting up remote access through Landscape

I have read about using Landscape like a VNC program and I want to access my home computer through the university PC, which runs Ubuntu 12.04. I have read that I need to add my home PC as remote ...
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Does “old” rsh exist in Ubuntu?

I wanted to try out rsh (or rshell?) - the old, insecure way of logging in remotely. On my Ubuntu 11.04, it turns out an rsh command exists: $ which rsh /usr/bin/rsh ... however, it turns out it ...
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How to open a GUI program using a remote connection (ssh)? [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu/gnome (10.04) to remotely connect to two (slightly different) embedded systems running Ubuntu (12.04). I use the following command for connection: ssh -X -l username 192.168.1.blah ...
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How to edit sshd_config remotely? A problem of incorrect permissions?

I am trying to remotely edit sshd_config file using WinSCP and putty. Unfortunately, I keep getting the following error- “Cannot overwrite remote file Press delete to delete the file and create a new ...
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Screen Sharing Behind Firewall

I've setup my brother's computer with Ubuntu. I would like to be able to control his screen with his permission, to configure and instruct him when needed. However, he is on a provide IP provided by ...
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How to shut down the 70+ systems by the one remote machine?

What ways are there to shut down a computer remotely? My desktop is running Ubuntu 12.04 desktop edition and when I try to shut it down remotely, it doesn't actually work. I used the command sudo ...
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SSH into shell, get 'Error: Can't open display: (null)'

I don't want to open an X11 Session or what not, just to open up a shell to a PC. I type in Terminal: ssh -p 1337 localhost After entering my password, I get the banner, last login, and then the ...
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How to create a remote desktop connection between two Ubuntu PCs

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 as a server on a PC, but I am unable to connect via remote desktop from my another Ubuntu PC. Can you help me? Thanks.
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How to administer, manage & update 40 to 50 Kubuntu laptops?

I have a custom developed application presently running on about 40 Kubuntu laptops (& more planned). Every few months I have to update the application. I also have to run Ubuntu updates and a few ...
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How to start GUI application on a remote Ubuntu box via SSH

I can log into the remote Ubuntu (Kubuntu 12.04) machine. Using the info from (How to start a a GUI software on a remote Linux PC via SSH) I tried the following after logging in: user@Kub:~$ export ...
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How do I SSH to machine A via B in one command?

I want to access a computer, say machine A which is based in my university's network. However, this computer is only accessible via the internal network of the university, so I can not use SSH to this ...
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Moving to Linux [closed]

The family PC is riding off into the sun. I want to replace it with a Linux solution. I'm looking at Ubuntu and openSUSE. I want to end up with a solution where anyone in my family can access their ...
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VLC Remote Access Hide

How can I configure VLC so that the host doesn't appear when searching for hosts from app like Remote VLC? Unfortunately I can't get a static IP for my Android phone so I can't restrict the access to ...
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Remote Desktop from a ubuntu 13.04 to an Ubuntu 13.04 machine so the user on the second machine can see my movments

I would like to remote desktop/VPN from an Ubuntu 13.04 computer (a) to an Ubuntu 13.04 computer(b) so the user(s) on the second machine can see my movements. I would like something a lot like ...
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Run script on remote machine via telnet (not SSH)

I need to somehow run a script which resides on a remote machine running Ubuntu. SSH or any other connection type that requires complex encryption is not possible. The client that will connect to the ...
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unauthorized remote access

I continue to be harassed by unauthorized remote access of my computers, even though I have done everything NOT to be on the internet. I just located sone files indicating that I have the following ...
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TeamViewer and remote access problem

I install TeamViewer 8 on my Ubuntu 12.10 (64-bit) laptop. I can remotely connect to my Windows 7 PC (32-bit), but when I try to connect from my Windows 7 device to my Ubuntu device, it works once ...
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How to connect to existing X session without unlocking physical display?

I usually leave many programs running on my workstation and sometimes I need to use it remotely. So I need to connect to existing X session, while keeping physical display (workstation's monitor) ...
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How do I remote to my desktop? [duplicate]

I am wondering how I remote into my ubuntu machine from a Windows Machine that is on a different network?
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Why can't Ubuntu access my Raspberry Pi across LAN?

Okay, I recently got a Raspberry Pi, and I got it connected to my Wi-Fi - I enabled the SSH and installed Hiawatha, and I could access it just fine from my Desktop, which was running Puppy Linux at ...
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Accessing phpMyAdmin remotely

I've installed and got everything working and set up fine and I can install phpMyAdmin fine as well, but I am unable to access it remotely. I've tried adding the following into ...
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sudo: no tty present and no askpass program specified

When attempting to run a remote binary using sudo on the remote box: ssh remotehost "sudo ./binary" I see this error: sudo: no tty present and no askpass program specified How can I work ...
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How to acquire a remote host fingerprint that is not in known_hosts?

ssh-keygen -l -F host will print out the key of a remote host, but only if the host exists in known_hosts.Is it possible to request a fingerprint from a host that isn't in the known_hosts file? ...
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Doubts on remote access on Ubuntu 12.10 via FreeNX

I'm currently a little confused: what I'd like to do is to remotely access my Ubuntu 12.10 machine from an external device. I thought it would be straightforward, but I'm finding lots of issues and a ...
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VNC Server not asking for user-auth

I have setup my VNC Server on Ubuntu 12.04 following this guide. It all works fine, but what I would like it to do is upon connection prompt the user VNCing to login. At the moment I am auto-logged on ...
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How can I control an Ubuntu computer from another Ubuntu computer through the internet?

I'd like to know how to control another Ubuntu OS from my personal computer with Ubuntu, like remote access through the internet. There is any native software to perform this task? Or a built-in ...
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I have recieved messages informing me that a ip address is trying to view my computer remotely.

How do I safeguard my computer from remote attempts to hack my system ? I have a HP G72 laptop and am running Ubuntu 12.10.
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How to delete the .swp files when working remotely

I opened a file in vi, but unfortunately while changing it the terminal crashed. Now when I Try to open the same file again in a new session it displays the following message E325: ATTENTION Found a ...
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How to install winexe on Ubuntu?

I don't seem to find a working tutorial on how to install winexe, which is a program that allows for execution of commands on a Windows machine remotely from a Linux machine. None of the tutorials ...
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How can I log into an existing remote session using FreeNX?

I successfully installed FreeNX server and the QtNX client. When I connect to the server, the screen does not reflect my current desktop on the server, but a newly spawned session. How can I have ...