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Remote Administration with Linux

Aug 25, 2010, 19:07 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack Wallen)

"The next best thing to being there is being able to log into your systems remotely. One of the great things about Linux is the variety of tools you can use to remotely administer your Linux desktop and server systems. From the command line to GUI tools, you can take control of it all right from the comfort of your very own desktop anywhere you happen to be.

"I'm going to introduce you to three ways you can remotely administer your desktops and servers: Secure Shell (SSH), Remote Desktop Viewer, and TeamViewer. Once you've completed this article, it will be up to you to decide which method best suits your needs and when. Secure Shell

"This is, by far, the fastest and easiest method of remotely administering your desktop. Gaining remote access from one machine to another is simple and secure with SSH. You issue the ssh command from your local machine to connect to your remote machine and you can begin to run commands to remotely administer that machine."

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