[ubuntu-uk] logging into my pc (ubuntu) via another windows pc?

Robert McWilliam rmcw at allmail.net
Fri Nov 17 18:29:02 GMT 2006

On Fri, 17 Nov 2006 17:52:35 +0000
STONE COLD <javad_ayaz at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> Heres what i want to do..i want to log in to my ubuntu enabled pc via
> a windows terminal over an internet connection...can it be done..and
> if so how?

It can definitely be done and there are a number of different ways to
do it. The first is setting up and ssh server on the ubuntu
machine[1] and using putty [2] on the windows side. This gets you a
command line. 

If you want to run graphical apps on the ubuntu machine,
but displaying on the windows side then you can get an X-server for the
windows machine as part of cygwin [3] and then use the ssh within cygwin
with the -X option. 

Another option is VNC [4] which can be used to get the desktop you see
when you log into ubuntu displaying on the windows machine. 

These are in order of increasing bandwidth requirements. 

[1] https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SSHHowto
[2] http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/
[3] http://www.cygwin.com/
[4] https://help.ubuntu.com/community/VNC

Robert McWilliam     rmcw at allmail.net    www.ormiret.com

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