[NBLUG/talk] How to access my home computer remotely
key88 at rocketmail.com
Wed Dec 29 20:45:00 PST 2010
What kind of access do you need? Just telnet or ssh, or do you need the GUI. If you need the gui access check out VNC. Also you probably want to set up a dyndns.org account and install the client on your PC so you can access the machine by name, since I doubt your external IP address is static.
--- On Wed, 12/29/10, Roger House <rhouse at sonic.net> wrote:
From: Roger House <rhouse at sonic.net>
Subject: [NBLUG/talk] How to access my home computer remotely
To: talk at nblug.org
Date: Wednesday, December 29, 2010, 1:12 AM
I'm currently running Ubuntu 10.04 on my computer at home, and I'll soon
need to access this computer from sites away from home. I'm hoping that
the access from afar will allow me to drive the home computer more or less
as if I were sitting in front of it. I will probably be using a laptop when
away from home, and it may be running some version of Windows; I do not yet
know if I will have the option to run Ubuntu on the laptop.
I would very much appreciate detailed instructions on how to go about this.
Of course, I'll need to leave my home computer running when I'm at a remote
site. But, what programs should be installed on the home computer? What
permissions should be set up so access from a remote site is allowed? What
software is needed on the remote laptop? How do I make the connection from
the remote computer to the home computer? Will I have issues with IP
addresses? I use Comcast with a cable modem and a router. I know the router
provides a local IP address for the home computer, but it seems that the
remote computer needs more than this.
Any help will be appreciated. Don't worry about saying the obvious. I'm
essentially a network newbie, so no explanation can be too simple to be
rhouse at sonic.net
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