[ubuntu-uk] remote accessing an ubuntu machine (vnc or similar)

Ciarán Mooney general.mooney at googlemail.com
Tue Mar 31 14:40:44 BST 2009


Linux has had this for years. You can use both a shell login (that
gives you a "terminal" on the remote machine) or combine it with VNC.
VNC will enable you to have a remote graphic desktop.



Have a read of those two pages, and have a stab at it. You will have
to get your hands a bit dirtier than with LogMeIn, but you'll have a
more secure connection with no mysterious third parties involved.

You will definately have to forward some ports on routers and firewalls.

Good luck.


On 3/31/09, doug livesey <biot023 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi -- I already remotely administrate a PC for my Mum & one for my Dad, and
> both are Windows machines.
> So LogMeIn.com is perfect for those.
> However, I am setting up an Ubuntu machine for my brother that will also
> require remote administration, and was wondering about the best way to set
> that up.
> Unfortunately, LogMeIn.com only works for Mac and Windows.
> Could anyone offer any advice?
> Cheers,
>    Doug.

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