the process of accessing a system remotely, over the network. eg via vnc or 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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Connecting two computer via internet .like teamviewer in Windows

I want to access my friends system . As he is facing problem with some software installation in Ubuntu. Is there are any applications (like to Team Viewer in windows) to connect to Systems remotely. ...
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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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copy with ssh with port other than 22

How do I copy files from my local to some remote server which hosts ssh on port other than default (22). I usually connect to the server using ssh username@remotehost.com -p 2000 Now I need to ...
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Destroy ssh tunnel if exists and create new one

I open a reverse ssh tunnel after the OS reboot (on office pc to a dedicated server). I put it into cron by @reboot /myssh.sh. The ssh opens a port on server. My problem is : If the OS (office pc) ...
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How to access Ubuntu GUI through Teamviewer on headless server?

I'm building what will primarily be a Plex Media Server, but I also like to tinker with Linux, so I'd like to get to the GUI via Teamviewer. I got everything up and working before I realized GUI ...
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I can't connect to localhost from other computers

I can see the web pages I created in /var/www/html/ by typing localhost in URL bar. A few months ago I could even access those pages by typing my ip address from other computers, but now I am getting ...
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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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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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Access to data on phone with dead screen?

I have an orginal BQ Aquaris 4.5 Ubuntu edition. Problem is the screen is now dead. There is still guarantee on it, but if I send it to BQ, they are forced to wipe all data due to EU rules or ...
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Unable to access remotely (LAMP issue)

I'm unable to access my home server remotely although it works fine in LAN. When I try to access it remotely using http://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx/ I get router control panel page and when I browse ...
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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 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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Suspend Ubuntu with unified remote

I downloaded the unified remote app for Android, which has the ability to control your computer from your phone after setting up a server on the computer. I am running Ubuntu 15.04. Most things are ...
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Remote SSH command requires a terminal

So for one of my servers, most of what I do is edit files with vim. Is it possible to do something like ssh me@myserver vim ? When I try to do that, I get "Warning, output is not to a terminal", and ...
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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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What free Remote Desktop (server) solutions are there?

I know Ubuntu comes with a "Remote Desktop" option that appears to be a straightforward VNC server, and I'm trying to understand the alternatives. Here are the possibilities I've heard about so far: ...
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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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Which is the most secure way to connect to the office network from outside? [closed]

For working remotely, I am looking for the most secure way of logging-in to office network from outside. Being a data center, the minute chance of vulnerability issues cannot accepted. Is open VPN ...
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Unable to mount anything through gvfs

I used to mount remote folders on my computer using the simple "connect to server..." tool available in Nautilus, which worked perfectly, using sftp and gvfs. For some reason, after I updated to ...
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How to configure Shrew Soft VPN Access Manager in Ubuntu 14.04

I'm a Ubuntu beginner and I would like to know how to set-up Shrew Soft VPN Access Manager in Ubuntu 14.04, using Terminal, I would like to connect my computer to vpn-server.uji.es These are all the ...
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Ubuntu Server 14.04-Internet Access

I've setup a Ubuntu server in virtual box. I tried to host a owncloud on it so I can share photo's with friend and don't have a data limit. After a few hours I finally managed to set it up. I'm able ...
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Vinagre XML bookmark password

We have a couple of machines that run on Ubuntu and have Remote Desktop Viewer (Vinagre) to connect to a Windows 2008 R2 server. I have edited the vinagre-bookmarks.xml file to add bookmarks. I wanted ...
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Remote Computer Access [closed]

I have used Logmein in the past for remote access for Windows. What application is recommended for remote access for ubuntu 14.04? Thanks
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Run program in graphics mode - before login

I am running an Octave script that captures data and plots the results on the screen. The program runs 24/7 and needs to restart automaticly if system falls. The Aim is that: The program will ...
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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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How to work remotely on Windows 8 from Ubuntu 10.04

How can I work remotely on Windows 8 machine from my Ubuntu 10.04 PC? Is there any guide how to set up remote desktop and VNC this way? (I don't want to use TeamViewer).
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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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How can I install Ubuntu on a device without a screen nor a keyboard?

This is tricky. I would like to install Ubuntu on a machine that is intended to work as server, and for some reason I do not have an option to connect a screen to it. I expect this may be similar to ...
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Remotely control a remote Ubuntu server

We have a remote Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS server with SSH, which we use for Selenium tests. I have to login to https://mail.live.com/ from the server's IP address, and confirm the verification code in my ...
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Start NoMachine before login

I’m using NoMachine on a pc with Ubuntu as server and an Android tablet as client. I want the server-side application to start before the login to the desktop environment, so I don’t have to log in ...
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Unable to do remote desktop using xrdp

I have a virtual machine (ubuntu) to which i need to do remote desktop. I do not have physical access to that machine and I can do only ssh to the machine. I wanted to do remote desktop and came up ...
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Vinagre host key?

Does vinagre (Remote Desktop Viewer) has host key, usually it is Right Ctrl ? This is helpful to switch between remote keyboard shortcuts and host keyboard shortcuts. I use this program frequently ...
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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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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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After restart, how can I ssh into my system?

I have restarted my system remotely, but now when I try to ssh, I get the message ssh: connect to host desktop.hostname port 22: Connection timed out And when I try to ping it: PING ...
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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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Bacula Device “FileStorage” requested by DIR could not be opened or does not exist

i am trying to setup bacula to remotely backup my machine. My Configuration looks like this: Job { Name = "LocalBackup" JobDefs = "DefaultJob" } Job { Name = "RemoteBackup" JobDefs = ...
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Eclipse doesn't transfer a binary file correctly by SSH . Error: No such file or directory

Im having a trouble with remote access to transfer the executable file from my PC to my Beaglebone Black with Eclipse Luna. The transferring is not working properly. My PC is Ubuntu 14.10 64bits. ...
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local user XYZ can create and edit network settings, but remote user logged in as XYZ cannot

I setup a local server recently, for the first time. While modifying settings for security reasons (as per an online tutorial), I think I changed a network (or related) configuration file. And so it ...
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How to use bind address for ssh port forwarding?

I want to forward my port 2222 on localhost to remote host's port 2223 on the address 127.0.0.2. I am trying to bind the address 127.0.0.2 with this command: ssh -R [127.0.0.2]:2223:localhost:2222 ...
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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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Remotely install Ubuntu

I am connecting remotely to a laptop running windows 7 which I do not have physical access. I want to install ubuntu on it. The laptop connects to the router wirelessly, the ubuntu image has to ...
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Problem getting Google Remote Desktop to work

I am trying to get Google Remote Desktop to work on Ubuntu 14.04 with the Unity desktop but every time I click on Share it just downloads a fresh copy of chrome-remote-desktop_current_amd64.deb. ...
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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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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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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 ...