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

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How to get external IP from remote Ubuntu computer

My ISP typically leaves my IP address fixed, but when there is a power failure, or if their service goes down for more than about 15-30 minutes, my home is assigned a different IP address. My goal ...
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Black Screen When Using NoMachine (Server is using FreeNX) Failed Gnome Session?

I was following instructions from here: http://www.drivard.com/2012/06/installation-freenx-server-ubuntu-12-04-lts-precise/ I installed FreeNX on my server (Ubuntu 14.04). I am able to remotely ssh ...
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What do I need for remotely accessing my Ubuntu 14.04 desktop?

I am at a loss as to how to set up my machine for remote connection. Do I need to install a VNC server (which one?) or is Vino (installed by default) enough? I opened Desktop Sharing Preferences ...
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How to enable remotely access?

I'm trying to access remotely my 8080 port but when I try to check if it is opened the site ("http://www.portchecktool.com/") tells me that the port is closed. Here's my ufw status: sudo ufw status ...
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register DNS for connecting to my computer

I am using a PC at university and I need to set up a DNS name for it under the network of university such as: my-pc.dm.myuniversity.edu for accessing this computer via my laptop from home (through ...
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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 ...
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Connect to ubuntu from windows 7

I read lot of blogs and SO questions. xming VNC I found these two things to achieve my requirement. xming opens everything via commands in the putty. Is there any other way to install a software ...
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Ubuntu, SSH: handshake failed

so i'm currently using packer to build an ubuntu ami through AWS. After which i'm using terraform to launch and provision the instance. I'm running in to problems when I try provisioning within ...
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Remote desktop setup on Ubuntu 15.04

I installed Ubuntu 15.04 in Eucalyptus cloud environment . Now I'd like to setup remote desktop connection from Windows Laptop to linux (Ubuntu 15.04). What is a best solution for that ? I tried ...
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Is it possible to connect remote machine using mac-address?

Is it possible to connect remote machine using mac-address in ubuntu? I don't want to use ip-address. Both machines are in same LAN.
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Disable password access through SSH?

I'm setting up a server for backing up my desktop box remotely. I want to prevent remote password access to the server, permitting only users with private keys (AKA my desktop box) to access it. How ...
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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 login program and disconnect

I'm not sure if this is possible, but I'm trying to run a program in remote login, and then disconnect whereas the program is running. More specifically: I have a Matlab program which ends with the ...
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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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Access folders with sudo priviliges via Nautilius-Connect to remote server

I need to access the /var/logs folder & many such folders on my remote server from nautilus, using "Connect to server" via ssh. I avoid root logins & have disabled it. I would like to use sudo ...
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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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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? I simply want be able to add/remove software on all computers from a single system. ...
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ssh'ing from one computer to another on the same subnet

I have two computers connected to the same subnet. The first (A) is running 14.04, the second (B) 12.04 I can ssh from the first to the second, but not from the second to the first. Don't really ...
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What is the best way to secure remote acess a Ubuntu server from Windows? [closed]

I know this a constantly ask question here, but I am looking for more clearer answer. I want to remote access a Ubuntu server securely either using SSH through PUTTY, and if its more popular to use ...
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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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Why has lightdm-remote-session been removed from Ubuntu 15.04?

Straightforward question, really. I must admit I haven't used it much, but just recently had started doing. Now it's not in the repositories. What's the thinking behind that?
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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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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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Why does shutdown from a remote terminal fail to power off my machine? [duplicate]

I have noticed that if I shutdown Ubuntu 14.04 from a remote terminal via ssh and running sudo shutdown now, the machine does not power off. If I use the GUI (shut down using Unity on the machine ...
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Forward Internet connection over ssh to remote computer

I'm struggling to access the internet from my remote computer. I'd like to access the remote computer via ssh and have there the internet connection available to install packages etc. It looks like ...
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Remote desktop from Windows to Ubuntu

The only monitor I have is one of those crt huge dinosaurs. I want to access my ubuntu machine from my windows laptop. I have tried a few VNC programs already and I cant get it to work. Any tips? Or ...
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How do I access other computers in a home network remotely and in the background?

I maintain a all of the computers in my house. The other users couldn't be bothered with the system updates by Ubuntu. What I currently do is borrow a few seconds of mouse and keyboard control and ...
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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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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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Monitor network load on ubuntu server 14.04

I wanted a lightweight tool so that I can remotely monitor the network load on my server(apache2) I want to know the bandwidth usage the IP addresses of the traffic Any tool in mind guys?
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Simultaneous remote connections

Is there any package for Ubuntu which allows me to connect to remote computer without disturbing or terminating others who have already connected to that server or who are accessing the computer ...
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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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can someone remotely access your ubuntu user account on your computer if they steal your ubuntu username and password

I would like to know if it is possible for someone who steals your ubuntu username and password to remotely access your ubuntu user account on your computer and even see what you are doing when you ...
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Unable to find Remote Desktop icon in System->Preferences

I've been using Ubuntu 12.04 for around 8 months, but I have a question that probably a "newbie" should be asking. I'm unable to find the "remote desktop" icon that is generally accessible from ...
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Remote connection from Ubuntu to Ubuntu

This may be very trivial for most of ubuntu experts; but, I am still to figure out how to do this as I am quite new to Linux / Ubuntu. I would like to have graphical connection just like chrome- ...
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Using ssh as a proxy

I work remotely and I don't have access to some resources of my company from my local machine. Those resources can be accessed only from remote virtual machine. It's not very handy and I see two ...
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Is it possible to ping a remote Linux machine without using ssh?

I am trying to poke/ping a remote Linux machine without using ssh. Is there any other utilities to do this? Addition: It would be quite a lot of helpful if poke can be done without providing the ...
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Accessing Webmin from external network failed

I have webmin set up on my linux server and I am trying to access it form the external network with address https://www.domain.com:10000, but I am redirected to https://192.168.x.x:10000 which is the ...
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Sharing files with remotely accesses Ubuntu desktop

I logged in from my Windows 8 desktop to my Ubuntu desktop successfully using 'Remote Desktop Connection'. But I need to share files between them which I am not getting able to do. Help needed.
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Remote access via GUI

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 machine that I currently access using SSH. I'd like to know if there's a way to remotely access via GUI from a Windows OS, because I would like to access my Ubuntu box when I'm ...
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play video on ubuntu server

I have ubuntu server running, no xorg,x11,desktop. There are some videos in the server hdd. On a remote machine I can access them using samba or plex. The server machine has its own monitor+audio (its ...
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Can I access to Ubuntu from Windows remotely?

I have Ubuntu installed on my work computer. I am wondering whether I could access to it from another computer with Windows installed. If so, could you give a step by step guide, please? Thank you!
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How to access an ubuntu machine via VNC from the login screen?

I want to access an Ubuntu machine remotely via VNC. But I can access the Ubuntu machine only if the user is logged in. I want to access the ubuntu machine via VNC from the login screen itself. We can ...
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Readonly remote access to AWS console (non graphical)

I need to provide read only access of my ssh connection to a AWS ubuntu box to my customer. I dont want to provide him Graphical access, but I need him to see what I type as I type it on his laptop. ...
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Remote ssh to machine that has no open ports to internet

I have Ubuntu that runs in my office network and no ports are forwarded to my machine from internet router. Sometimes I need to get ssh terminal connection via internet from my home. How to organize ...
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Google Chrome won't refresh in vino on Ubuntu 14.4

Client: Max OS X remote desktop on Yosemite 10.10.3 Server: Vino (Desktop Access) on Ubuntu 14.4 running in a parallels VM on ANOTHER Mac It took a while to get all this to work and I followed all ...
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How can I share my desktop using Skype?

I'm running Ubuntu Lucid Netbook Remix on my laptop and I need to be able to share my desktop for a Skype call. Does anyone know how to get this done?
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System crash when using rsync to remote server with davfs2

I have been trying for some time to set up a folder on my computer to sync automatically with a online cloud storage system: box.com. There are several online tutorials showing how to set up the sync, ...
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how to start LXDE session automatically after tightvncserver starts to make me able see desktop when connecting to the host via vncclient?

I have system which is equipped with Intel Celeron processor 1.1 GHz s370 with 384 Mb of RAM on Intel d815egew motherboard which supports wake-on-lan function. I want to use such a PC for Internet ...
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How to change Gsettings via remote shell?

I need to automate desktop configuration via Puppet, virtual terminal or ssh. Unfortunately, invocation of gsettings via ssh or virtual terminal gives: gsettings set ...