Remote Operation

Silent Ph03nix silentph03nix at
Thu Aug 30 22:31:05 UTC 2007

Pete Holsberg wrote:
> I'm looking for a program that will allow me to log in to computer A
> from computer B, and not only operate A but also transfer files,
> preferably in both directions.
> 1) A is a Xubuntu PC; B is a Win XP Pro PC
> 2) A is a Win machine; B is the linux box
> I have not found a version of VNC that will permit that, but maybe
> there's one out there?
> I tried NX but it apparently doesn't do file transfers.
> Thanks.
> -- 
> Pete Holsberg
> Columbus, NJ
> Only a mediocre person is always at his best...
> -- W. Somerset Maugham
Here's what I do with my machines.  I use SFTP/WinSCP to transfer files
between computers or Samba sometimes.  And I use NX to control my
servers.  It doesn't control the console, so you can have 2 people
logged in at the same time and also still have access to the console via
VNC if necessary. 

Debian Hint #7: You can use the cron-apt package to do automatic nightly
downloads of updates for packages installed on your system.

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