[nSLUG] Remote desktop tool?

Oliver Doepner odoepner at gmail.com
Sun Mar 15 18:50:41 ADT 2015


Jack, are you talking about a local company network?

On Sun, Mar 15, 2015 at 4:28 PM, Jack Warkentin <jwark at bellaliant.net>
wrote:

> 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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