[nSLUG] Remote desktop tool?

Jack Warkentin jwark at bellaliant.net
Sun Mar 15 16:28:43 ADT 2015


Oliver, I really don't know what it would be like now. Twenty years ago 
at work, there was no problem.

Oliver Doepner wrote:
> Jack, X11 over internet is unbearably slow, in my experience, don't you
> think?
>
> On Sat, Mar 14, 2015 at 3:40 PM, Jack Warkentin <jwark at bellaliant.net
> <mailto:jwark at bellaliant.net>> wrote:
>
>     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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