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

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How do I start a program on my desktop from an SSH session?

Lets say I want to start Teamviewer on my home-desktop which I currently only have SSH access to. How would I do that?
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Can I use Ubuntu as a wireless media server which performs all decoding/processing server-side?

I want to setup UBUNTU 12.04 desktop as Home media server. I have window 7 netbook and UBUNTU 12.04lts laptop even a samsun galaxy note tablet (android). Two desktop in other room with dualboot win7 ...
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Remote access from an Ubuntu desktop on internal LAN over internet to Ubuntu machine on another LAN

This question is prompted by another question here. Now I use teamviewer to connect to a Ubuntu desktop in a customer's LAN from my LAN. I get a password and access ID from him and connect, then use ...
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Setting up external HDD to be accessable from Android device

I am a brand new Ubuntu user on 12.04 and am trying to figure out how to set it up so that I can access my external from my android device from any location. I use the external for all my media and ...
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Remote Desktop (Vino-Server) connects but display doesn't work?

Ubuntu comes default with vino-server, I can remote into my machine, and connect to it, however, the display inside my remote client, is a mirror of my own desktop. I tried using one monitor, ...
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How do I allow more than one user to read the output and enter commands for a program running in the Terminal remotely via SSH?

I've looked around and I've seen that some people recommended using Screen, but I don't exactly know what they meant. The program in question is a Minecraft server. I need it to be able to allow ...
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Annoying file system check, when starting the computer with WOL

Sometimes I need to get some files from my desktop computer, so I send a wake on LAN package (using my laptop) to the computer and it turns on. But every 30 times I have to wait ~30 minutes for the ...
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How do I install TeamViewer Host?

How do I install TeamViewer 7 Host on Ubuntu Server 12.04?
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Opening the file browser of the remote machine via terminal and moving files around?

I can SSH to my remote desktop machine via my laptop and launch its file browser via terminal by: nautilus but I would like to be able to drag and drop the files from remote machine to my local ...
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How do I remotely control another Ubuntu desktop from Ubuntu?

How do I remotely control another desktop (both are Ubuntu 12.04) from my client machine? Is it possible to use Remmina Remote Desktop Client?
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How to get a window from a remote box, command line only?

I've got a remote Ubuntu box (a Linode) that I need to run a Java program which is not headless (it has a GUI window). I am having the worst time trying to get this to work. I don't need a whole ...
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Send current workspace to another computer?

I have a desktop and laptop, both running Ubuntu 12.04. Frequently when working, I will need to move from the desktop to the laptop and go on the road. Is there any way possible that on the desktop, i ...
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How to share screen on Ubuntu 11.04

I am new to Ubuntu and am trying to share my screen (To a user who geographically sits thousands of miles away from me). Basically, he wants to control my desktop and perform some ...
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ssh: connect to host myremotehost.com port 22: Connection refused

So I am trying to get ssh working on my server. I can connect on my local network with the local ip address of the server perfectly fine. When I try to connect remotely (through a domain name that I ...
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How do I access my ubuntu computer using vncserver/viewer?

I have an ubuntu computer that I want to remotely log into using a vnc connection. So far, this is what I have done: sudo apt-get install tightvncserver After downloading the software, I typed on ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 Server remote access

A IT Tech person set us up a Ubuntu Server 11.10 fileserver is there a way that you can remote access the file on the server, I know that it can me done but I'm not sure if it have been setup. how to ...
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Accidentally accepted unknown IP to Desktop Sharing

I was using Desktop Sharing on 12.04 for some days, and there were a lot of connect requests from unknown IPs. One of the connect requests I accidentally agreed to because I mixed up the ...
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Problem with scp syntax

I am trying to copy a .tar archive from remote server to my pc. Directory of the archive that I want to copy: canserhan@embserv:~/tar_files/rtl_archive.tar Destination: ...
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XRDP: How to get remote terminal services without local user login?

I just installed xrdp (remote desktop) and I realise it works great, except 1 problem. When the machine reboots I have to redo the local user login on the machine to start the service. Ideally I'd ...
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Remote ssh configuration problem

My basic problem is that I would like to launch graphical application (eg firefox) on a remote computer (at work) from my computer at home. The computer at work (WPC) is behind a firewall. So I'm ...
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default shell for remote commands through ssh

I have the following setup on my ubuntu 10.04 box ~$ echo $SHELL /bin/bash ~$ grep $USER /etc/passwd ubuntu:x:1000:1000:Ubuntu,,,:/home/ubuntu:/bin/bash However, when I run a remote command, zsh ...
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How to solve: “Connect to host some_hostname port 22: Connection timed out”?

I have two Ubuntu machines. Both have openssh-client and openssh-server installed on them. ssh-ing from machine G (fresh Ubuntu 11.10 installation) to machine K works great. But ssh-ing from machine K ...
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Am I being hacked?

I recently let a hacker (who I met once and don't know too well) connect to my computer through (I guess it was remote access)- I had to fill in my IP on a third party website and click a button and ...
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VNC With Current Desktop

I have used VNC a few times and what I find is that VNC can't be used to control the "current" or "main" desktop. What I mean by this is I can't go out, and leave my machine on, leave my work open and ...
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Total Beginner wants remote desktop access to LAMP server

I have purchased a cloud server with ubuntu LAMP setup installed. I am trying to get started with this, for me, new thing. I am only used to windows. I have tried to get some kind of visual access to ...
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Installing VNC with resumable sessions

I'm coming from Fedora, where there's a useful package called "vnc-ltsp-config", which installs VNC so that it functions just like a normal Gnome desktop (i.e. it provides a login prompt, and then ...
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FTP over ssh hangs on “Connection established: Waiting for Welcome Message”

I have looked far and wide and have not quite found the answer. I am running ubuntu 11.10, openssh, and vsftpd. I am trying to configure my FTP to tunnel over ssh. My ssh connection works just fine ...
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I need help on setting up my work environment

I'm having trouble planning how I should store and access my files! I need a good way to ensure that I always have backups (which are browseable) and access to my files from different computers. My ...
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Remote access my desktop through router

How can I remote access my computer desktop that is behind a router with my Android Tablet?
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telnet refusing traffic on arbitrary port over network in 11.10

I have written a python script to listen on port 2626 and executed the script. proof that localhost is listening tcp 0 0 127.0.0.1:2626 0.0.0.0:* LISTEN I can ...
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Mathematica doesn't open over FreeNX

I followed the great advice given to me earlier, and installed a FreeNX server on my office computer (Fedora) and NoMachine's client on my laptop (Ubuntu 11.10). This indeed works great, accept for ...
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Blank desktop when logging in via xrdp

I am trying to access Ubuntu 11.10 using Remote Desktop from a Win 7 machine. I installed xrdp. I launch the Windows remote desktop client and login in. I then get prompted for the user name and ...
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Setting up Remote Access over a home network?

So I have two computers; one desktop and one laptop. Both of these computers are running Ubuntu 11.10, and both are connected to the same wireless network. What I want to do is set things up to where ...
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Can you help me remotely backup my filesystem?

The institution I work for wants me to backup the entire filesystem of a server and store it on another server. Both servers are running the latest release of Ubuntu. I'm having a little bit of ...
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Can you set passwords in .ssh/config to allow automatic login?

I'm using ubuntu 11.10. I'm using ssh for connecting to many servers daily, so i put their parameters in .ssh/config file; like this : Host Home User netmoon Port 22 HostName test.com Is there a ...
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Switch encoding of terminal with a command

One of the servers I quite often ssh to uses western encoding instead of utf-8 (and there's no way I can change that). I've started writing a bash script to connect to this server, so I won't have to ...
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What is my computer IP address knowing that I have a router?

My computer is connected to the Internet through a wifi-router. I want to have access to my computer remotely, for example using ssh. When I ask my computer what my IP address is, for example by going ...
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Tools To Manage Server Through SSH

Any Tool Like This In Ubuntu server so i can manage easily my server through SSH Yast tool open in SSH
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Remote desktop from ubuntu to windows

I want to take remote desktop from ubuntu to windows xp and 7,I am looking for a solution i can install software over the air. Vnc,Avoid installation of Vnc server in windows (policy problem) ...
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How do I get package update notifications on login?

In Ubuntu 11.04 Server when I would log in via ssh it would tell me how many packages are available for updating in the welcome message. After upgrading to 11.10 I no longer get that information. Is ...
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How do I “connect to server” in Ubuntu 11.10? [closed]

In versions of Ubuntu prior to 11.10, the file manager had a "connect to server" menu item. Is this functionality present in 11.10? I have used Ubuntu for 6 years. I cannot find it in 11.10.
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Remote desktop view (krfb / vnc) not updating on client

I am having a weird problem when running krfb (KDE remote desktop sharing). I can see the initial snapshot of the remote desktop after connecting, I can manipulate windows on the remote desktop with ...
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desktop sharing on ubuntu

I am searching for a desktop sharing solution on ubuntu that has the same features as remote desktop on windows. I tried a VNC, FreeNX XRDP, remote X but none of them fulfils my requirements which are ...
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Remote Desktop for Ubuntu Server requires installing the desktop distro?

Since I am new to Ubuntu, and as the GUI makes finding and installing applications a snap (at least for me), I was checking if there's a remote desktop feature for Ubuntu Server and I found out ...
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Connect to KVM remotely

If I install KVM on an Ubuntu server and create some Windows virtual machines, I will need a GUI to go through the Windows install process. Will I need to install a GUI on the server, or is there a ...
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How can set up a file sharing server to allow remote access over a WAN?

I want to set up a server to allow remote access over a WAN. The purpose is to allow people to remote connect and download specific files from a specified folder hosted on the server. Is there ...
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Disable interactive SSH at user-level

I connect to a server I don't control via SSH. I use public key access and don't need to be able to connect with a keyboard-interactive password. I would like to disable keyboard-interactive access ...
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How to run an SSH server without a static IP address

I have a powerful computer in the lab and I installed Ubuntu 11.10 64-bit on it. I want to install an SSH server on it, so I can reach it from home and even from my Android via ssh. But I haven't got ...
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Unable to login after changing 'root' name in /etc/passwd

I have ubuntu server on AWS(amazon web services) EC2 . I access it remotely through Putty service on my windows. Unfortunately i have changed the username 'root' to some other editing the file ...
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How to access my computer remotely?

I certainly know of the Remote Desktop app in Ubuntu but I have never really bothered with accessing my notebook remotely. Can someone help me with a complete step by step guide to accessing my ...