[nSLUG] Remote desktop tool?

Oliver Doepner odoepner at gmail.com
Sat Mar 14 22:54:57 ADT 2015

Jack, X11 over internet is unbearably slow, in my experience, don't you

On Sat, Mar 14, 2015 at 3:40 PM, Jack Warkentin <jwark at bellaliant.net>

> Hi Trina
> Here is the standard way of accessing a remote UNIX desktop from a local
> one.
> 1. Make sure you have openssh installed on both computers. On Debian that
> would the packages openssh-client and openssh-server.
> 2. As root, cd to /etc/ssh and edit both the ssh_config and sshd_config
> files.
> For ssh_config, make sure that both ForwardX11 and ForwardX11Trusted are
> set to yes. For sshd_config, make sure X11Forwarding is set to yes.
> 3. As an ordinary user at the command line, use the ssh command from the
> local machine to log in to the remote machine. This will ask you to confirm
> some security information.
> 4. This login will provide you with a command line window on the remote
> machine. You can issue any commands on the remote machine from that window.
> Also, by issuing the appropriate command line command, you can start up any
> GUI application on the remote machine and it will display on the local
> machine.
> 5. I am not sure what you mean by "access files". With the above, you can
> display them on the local machine just as if they were on the local
> machine. If you want to copy them to the local machine then use scp.
> Regards
> Jack
> Trina Conrad wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I am trying to find software that will run on Ubuntu that will allow me
>> to remote into my computer at home from my shop so that I can access
>> files as I need them.  I have tried searching through google, but have
>> not been able to find what I am looking for. Any and all help will be
>> greatly appreciated. :)
>> Thanks,
>> Trina
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Oliver Doepner
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