Xserver or Xwindow for Administering a Linux Server from a remote PC

Discussion in 'Linux Networking' started by jatrojoomla, Sep 22, 2006.

  1. jatrojoomla

    jatrojoomla Guest

    Hi Forum,

    I need to install xServer or xWindow to admin remote linux Server.
    is it possiable? if yes then please any body tell me how??
    If no then, what is the possiable way to do that
    jatrojoomla, Sep 22, 2006
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  2. run vncserver on the linux box and run a vnc client on the
    windows box.


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    Jack Snodgrass, Sep 22, 2006
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    Lew Pitcher Guest

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    Lew Pitcher, Sep 22, 2006
  4. Presuming from your headers you are running Linux, you don't need
    to install anything.

    'ssh -CX remotehost' should give you a login with X11 forwarding
    enabled through ssh. Any GUI app you start will open seamless on
    your remote desktop securely transported through your ssh
    connection, Apps that support docking will do the same if started
    remote or not.

    Apps aware of nas (network audio system) should be able to output
    through your local sound card.

    The XWindows System was designed form ground up with network

    Of course there is no really need for any GUI to admin a Linux
    server. Things can be done more efficient from the shell and with
    a good editor (vi(m)), as if there would be another. ;-)

    Good luck
    Michael Heiming, Sep 22, 2006
  5. jatrojoomla

    jatrojoomla Guest

    I am using ssh to install software on remote linux server.
    for root I am using>> ssh -CX remotehost
    but I need also to login with other user for that what is the syntax
    should I use on SSH?
    jatrojoomla, Sep 23, 2006
  6. Do your self a big favor, never ever login to your wm as root,
    there is zero need to do so. You are running with risks that can
    be easily avoided.

    If you are using ssh-agent it certainly makes your life easier if
    you just run as the same user as you use on other systems. Be
    sure that at least your users UID is the same on all systems, the
    username is meaningless, the UID is what matters. You can use
    'man usermod' to change it if there are differences.

    Hopefully there isn't a complete mess regarding UID/GID already.

    $ ssh --help
    usage: ssh [-1246AaCfgkMNnqsTtVvXxY] [-b bind_address] [-c
    cipher_spec] [-D [bind_address:]port] [-e escape_char] [-F
    configfile] [-i identity_file] [-L
    [bind_address:]port:host:hostport] [-l login_name] [-m mac_spec]
    [-O ctl_cmd] [-o option] [-p port] [-R
    [bind_address:]port:host:hostport] [-S ctl_path] [-w
    tunnel:tunnel] [[email protected]]hostname [command]

    There are two possibilities to login with another user as you can
    see from the above:

    [-l login_name] hostname or [[email protected]]hostname

    Full info can be found in the fine manual 'man ssh'.

    Good luck
    Michael Heiming, Sep 23, 2006
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