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

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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 ...
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Scheduling a reboot on a remotely located Ubuntu server

I work on a ubuntu server located in a place where I don't usually go. I use ssh over openvpn to access it. The machine has multiple wired interfaces, many static routes and multiple default gateways ...
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Access workstations without public IP - maybe with VPN

My friend told me, that without public IP of the workstations, I can access machines remotely. But I'm a rather confused in using VPN, I don't understand how can it manage to connect. I saw this video ...
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How to remotely lock out users from logging in temporarily

I'm not sure how to word this. I would like to be able to, remotely, lock down my kids' access either for an amount of time, or have lock/unlock control. Basically, I want to lock out an account ...
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Is there any way to connect to Windows PowerShell from the terminal?

I want to access a Windows machine from Ubuntu. I don't want to connect with to the GUI (rdesktop) - instead I want to connect to Windows PowerShell from the terminal. This is because I want to ...
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How to set up vnc server?

I want to set up a vncserver on my machine. I need each remote user to start separate session - so they see the login screen after connecting, log in, and so on - without interrupting another users. ...
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How to automount a gvfs file system on logon

I configured a remote folder in nautilus. I always need this remote folder, so I created a symbolic link to it in my home folder: ln -s ~/.gvfs/remote_folder ~/remote_folder. Though, when I first ...
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Installing Tomcat and more on a remote virtual machine [closed]

My university has setup an account for me on a Virtual Machine running Ubuntu. I am able to connect to the machine using WinSCP with the SSH address of the server provided to me. Now I would like ...
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How to remotely enable connecting to the main desktop

First let me state my problem I need to be able to remotely log into the main desktop. By main I mean this. I have VNC and NX setup. If I'm locally logged in I can then remotely connect to that ...
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How to install LogMeIn on Ubuntu Linux 10.04

I am beginning to use the remote access tool, LogMeIn, and I love it. I am currently managing a Windows 2003 server with LogMeIn, and now I would like to add another server which is a Ubuntu Linux ...
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Headless machine: Increase Remote Desktop resolution

I have a headless Ubuntu machine that I connect to with a combination of ssh and vnc. When I've got a monitor attached (which is rare), the vnc connection is the full resolution of the attached ...
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How do I access an external drive mounted on a machine on my own network?

I've got one desktop computer Ubuntu 11.04 with an external USB drive mounted on it on the home WRT54L Linux network (192.168.0.2), and when I arrive at home with my laptop, I want to be able to mount ...
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running two firefox instances — one locally and another through ssh

I would like to have two firefox instances running at the same time in my laptop, one locally and another opening an instance through an ssh connection to another computer. If I just try to open the ...
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Can I “confirm” a remote access attempt from the command line? [closed]

Using vino with the "you must confirm each access to this machine" option checked, is it possible to be prompted and respond to the access request on the command line? I want to SSH to the machine, ...
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How to ssh to Live CD for remote recovery - root password issue?

Is there an automatic way to SSH to a machine that booted from Live CD? I have a remote server with a HDD issue and the ISP booted my machine from a Live CD. I can SSH to the machine (lucky has the ...
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Single administrator computer for systems with only regular account on network

How can I have systems with only a regular account with administrative tasks managed by a single computer? EDIT I simply want be able to add/remove software on all computers from a single system. ...
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How to copy/paste text from remote system?

I used to access a remote system via VNC viewer, but when I copy some text from the remote system and paste it in my text editor(local system), nothing happens. Do I need to install any additional ...