Remote Operation of a Computer
gilles at gravier.org
Sat Apr 25 04:54:52 UTC 2009
Franz Waldmüller wrote:
> Kipton Moravec schrieb:
>> I have two Ubuntu Linux Computers one is located about 5 miles away in a
>> not easily accessible location.
>> I am guessing there is a way from one Computer to log into the other
>> Computer and have the Gnome Desktop and the whole GUI of the remote
>> computer on my local computer.
> As you are using Linux you could access just the applications you need:
> I am using ssh to launch certain application on a remote server (a
> desktop can be a ssh-server, too) and display it on the local computer.
> this is the command I type: (-Y is the option to forward graphical
> ssh -Y username at IP-Server
> of course you need the use the "username" of the remote server
> then you can launch applications from the command line
> if you use "&" after the command you don't need one terminal session per
> gedit &
> ssh is quite secure. I don't want to bother with vulnerabilities of
> different services and just need certain applications.
> Please use Public key authentication and disable password login at your
> For larger sessions over ssh I remember something like xnest but I never
> tried it.
> ssh can be used in file managers as well to access your files on the
> remote server. All transfer with ssh is encrypted. Take encryption into
> account when evaluating different options to access your remote machine.
> I wish you luck
By ssh -Y, I'm sure you mean ssh -X ...
-X is the option to do X11 port forwarding.
And you have to make sure you have the proper option in
/etc/ssh/sshd_config set :
Keep in mind that you don't get some of the benefits of GNOME
integration by doing just port forwarding (unlike with vino where you
get all the things like copy/paste and DBus integration).
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