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

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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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How do I disable remote SSH login as root from a server?

For security purposes my company wants me to not allow anyone to be able to log into our Ubuntu server as root remotely over SSH. We still want the root account to exist, we just do not want it to be ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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How to enter the Default Keyring password via the command line?

Is there a way to enter the default keyring password using the command line? For instance: You have a remote setup of Ubuntu 10.10 thats set to auto login. You don't want to remove the keyring ...
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Use real browser instead of w3m on SSH connections

I am using Ubuntu as desktop and server OS. When I am logged in to the server via ssh on terminal and have to view a web-page (localhost) on the server I use w3m (w3m localhost). Unfortunately w3m is ...
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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 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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NX/SSH remote access with Remmina

After many days and a lot of frustration, I managed to get freenx to work on my home server. I can connect to it with nomachine's linux client, but I want to use Remmina for this purpose. The problem ...
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Why is openssh-server needed to receive incoming ssh connections?

Why is it needed? can't I just give an address:port and just "connect"?
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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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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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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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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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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 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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Can I SSH into a computer using Landscape?

I have a couple of computers that I manage using Canonical Landscape. Both of them are behind routers and in different cities so I can't easily SSH into them using openssh. They're running Ubuntu ...
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Clean Install Of Ubuntu Server over the network?

I have an install of Ubuntu server, I was recently fooling around with it, and as all learning processes do, I messed a few things up. I would this box to be secure and reliable in the future, So I ...
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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 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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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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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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Create a custom shortcut that types clipboard contents

I want to automate keyboard input so that I can "paste" my clipboard contents to a remote KVM such as IPMI, or Raritan. To accomplish this, I installed xdotool and xclip. I then wrote a simple command ...
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How do I setup a server remotely?

I can run (and have run) the install fine with a monitor attached the machine, but what I wish to do is setup Ubuntu server remotely (within my home network). I have a USB drive pre-loaded and ready ...
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What protocols support screen sharing on Empathy?

I am trying to follow the directions here but so far have not found a working protocol so I was wondering if anyone knew of a working protocol that works?
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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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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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mount remotely mybook live network drive

I have a mybook live western digital 1TB hard disk connected to fritzbox 7270 router in office. When I am in the office, I can mount this drive to ubuntu since I have added to the etc/fstab file: ...
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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 to mount a remote (over SSH) directory to be available like a local directory (incl. in shell, not just in Gnome)?

I've got my files (mostly text/code, nothing of heavy like videos etc.) in a directory on a remote server which I can only access by means of SSH. Can I mount it on my laptop to use it seamlessly from ...
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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 ...
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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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Connecting to a TTY from another computer

How do I access one of my TTYs from a computer on my home network? For example, if my Ubuntu PC is running, and I want to access it's terminal from my Mac or Windows PCs that are on the same network. ...
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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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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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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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Multiple Connections through SSH

We have a server which we connect through and do remote tasks. However, around 4-5 people login with the same username and password. Can this situation cause anything weird?
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How to print over ssh?

I have the following configuration: P == U ---------------- W P is a HP Laserjet, connected to U, which is an Ubuntu 10.04 desktop machine with a standard gnome setup from the live cd. I just ...
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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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Network Access: I can't access 192.168.1.101 from 192.168.1.102

I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 on my PC with IP 192.168.1.101. every thing work fine, e.g. my web server is running and I can see http://localhost/ or http://192.168.1.101 properly. But the problem is that ...
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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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Execute a command on local computer from a connected remote SSH host?

Say I have connected to a remote computer via SSH. From a program on this remote computer, I need to execute a command on my local computer (the connection initiator). Which raises the question: is ...
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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 ...