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How can I remotely access an intranet website from an external network via an SSH tunnel?

I recently setup FreeIPA on an internally accessible system at home. I'd like to manage this web UI from networks that are external to my LAN, but at the same time, I don't want to have to expose this ...
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Why am I getting this message from xauth: “timeout in locking authority file /home/<user>/.Xauthority”?

While attempting to SSH into a host I received the following message from xauth: /usr/bin/xauth: timeout in locking authority file /home/sam/.Xauthority NOTE: I was trying to remote display an ...
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Available console solution for a physical machine running OpenBSD?

If we have a physical server running OpenBSD, what are the available remote console solutions for it? Are there any unique methods because it's an OpenBSD? Console of course means if there is no ...
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Best way to connect to an existing user context through SSH

What we would like to do: We have short living virtual machines for running scripts. The virtual machines are used through SSH to perform "builds" (sequence of scripts) and discarded once all the ...
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Is there any way of knowing who [including remote users] can access a paticular file / folder?

In Windows you could enter file properties and see which users have an access to a patricular files. [Including remote users / groups that are part of your domain] In unix when you enter properties ...
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remote shell - are there any non-ssh based alternatives?

Are there any alternative SSH servers other than SSHD? One that is not SSH based? Ideally one that can be installed from offical Debian repository, that listens on a port other than port 22. (To ...
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Refresh/reinstall CentOS 7 in automatic mode remotely

Is it able to fully reinstall (with erasing disk data) CentOS 7 without physical access to the computer, only remotely SSH?
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Vino server not responding(refreshing) to remote client in Ubuntu 14.10

I have 2 Vino servers installed on 2 different machines having Ubuntu 14.10 with almost same configuration. The thing is in one of the machines, the Desktop Sharing of server at 5900 works fine and we ...
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ipmitool set idrac mode

I have a DELL server R610, on this server there is a RHEL 6.4 This server has an idrac entreprise. I would like to configure the idrac from command line, avoiding reboot. I read on the man page of ...
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How to do x2go Remote Login for Machine Initialization?

I am a cloud computer user. In order to create a new virtual machine in the cloud, usually I have to initialize it using vnc viewer in the cloud control panel before I can access it with x2go client. ...
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SSH PC at office in local network from home

My office has one default gateway and behind that is a local network with locally assigned IP addresses to all computers including mine. I hold admin in my Ubuntu installed office PC and is it ...
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How to remote install CentOS/RHEL 7 using a rescue image like GRML?

Assuming a remote machine where you can PXE boot into a GRML image that also provides ssh access. Now the question is how to install CentOS in such an environment. Something like KVM access is not ...
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Backup remote management protocol in case of faulty SSH server

I have a remote computer which I currently cannot access with SSH. The computer responds to ping but SSH gives connection refused, so I suspect the ssh-server is not working for some reason. What ...
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Running commands on multiple servers [duplicate]

I want to execute a process on multiple servers. I am using the following wrapper script. The script moves to servers one at a time. I would like to change it so it can execute on multiple servers. ...
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Remotely work on Red Hat Box

So we're working on a project and currently,have the need to edit/save files remotely on a Red Hat box. We are accessing this files mainly with sublime-text. So we are trying to figure out what is the ...
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Online administration tool

do you know any solutions like webmin for my ubuntu/debian box? I want to control some of my machines over network via HTTP. Is there any solution that will provide me with a dashboard? Even better if ...
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remote desktop connection - similar to team viewer

I have a few different Desktop versions of Ubuntus (13.04, 12.04, Kubuntu,..) on different computers. I would like to manage all of them on a single computer via remote connection and be able to use ...
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How to force PC to release IP?

I'm working on BackTrack and I want to give a fake IP from my DHCP server to another PC. I'm trying to make that Windows PC run the command: ipconfig /release, but without remote access. I don't want ...
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How to turn off single user mode on a remote machine?

I have a linux machine that I was accessing remotely and I made the mistake of doing #init 1 which turned off networking on the machine. What is the easiest way to turn networking back on and/or get ...
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Remote support: routing RDP over ssh tunnel?

I want to replace TeamViewer with a FOSS solution. I need to support some remote computers. I have a working SSH tunnel set up between two computers using a middleman server like this: ...
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Why is my shell script hanging on `apt-get -y upgrade`?

Ubuntu : sudo DEBIAN_FRONTEND=noninteractive apt-get -y update sudo DEBIAN_FRONTEND=noninteractive apt-get -y upgrade sudo reboot Script is always interrupted after upgrade and then it will stay on ...
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Route only ssh traffic through VPN

Is it possible to route a computer's SSH service through a VPN connection but allow ALL other data to exit through the WAN address? What sort of iptables magic needs to be done to accomplish this? ...
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How to set up remote graphical sessions on CentOs?

Trying to set up a Centos 6 server configuration where we can automate the running of an application that uses Selenium. In this case, ideally, we should be able to: Create a graphical session ...
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how to execute commands (remote, asynchronous, pull)

I would like to execute commands on a remote desktop machine, but SSH would be difficult since the remote is offline most of the time, resides in a time tone 10 hours from mine, and may often be ...
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How to disable remote access on a linux distribution?

So I've read in Mark Sobell's book on Linux, that Linux by default is open to remote administration. Now seen as I'm running a Fedora 17, on a laptop I never have to administrate anything on remotely, ...
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remote desktop view of a Debian Lenny Machine

Let me give a summary of my project specification. I have a windows server and bunch of debian clients on the same LAN, Debian machines do not have x window system, they are bound to command line use. ...
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How does reverse SSH tunneling work?

As I understand this, firewalls (assuming default settings) deny all incoming traffic that has no prior corresponding outgoing traffic. Based on Reversing an ssh connection and SSH Tunneling Made ...
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I would like to send commands and requests from a client side app to a Linux server

So I am planning/designing an app running on Mac that will send commands and make data requests to a linux server. Some of the things I would need to do will be send file manipulation commands, zip ...
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Changing linux distro remotely while preserving data

I have a headless Fedora 15 (without GUI) box. With the following partition structure: $ df -T -h Filesystem Type Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on rootfs rootfs 49G 2.8G 46G 6% / ...
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perform remote sqlite command

If this should be moved to the DBA exchange, I apologize. Feels more like linux than DB to me, so here goes: I've got some machines that run scheduled cron jobs every night and email me the output. ...
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Linux Bulk/Remote Administration

Beside our internal IT infrastructure, we've got around 500 Linux machines hosting our services for the on-line world. They are grouped in a bunch of clusters like Database A-n, Product A-n, NFS, ...
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Execute a command on multiple hosts, but only print command if it is successful?

Here's what I want to do. I want to check over 100 hosts and see if a file exists on that host. If the file does exist, then I want to print the hostname and the output of the command. In this ...
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personal document management system

I'm looking for a personal document management system that would: track changes in documents in a configured directory tree save new files to a content repository (thus allowing of their versioning) ...
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How can I access a remote Linux VM behind a firewall?

One of my customers runs a Linux VM on his PC and I need to access it remotely. This is a PC computer, not a server, so it is connected to the internet most of the time. It has a firewall too. I need ...
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“supervisory” software for school rooms

In a schoolroom there are 15 machines + 1 the teacher's PC. All have ex.: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. Are there any softwares that can be used on the teachers machine that can "audit" the students 15 PC? ...
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How to setup linux server for headless use?

Consider a headless server like this: A typical x86 box at a remote location, which you can remotely initialize with a stock - say - Ubuntu image. After it is initialized you only can login via ssh - ...
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best practice to backup config files

I want to setup froxlor on not fresh install remote server (Ubuntu 10.04.2). I take care of admin the server since two month. Before I start, the previous guy installed and config some services and ...
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how do I wipe a server that I don't have physical access to?

I have a Godaddy dedicated server that I would like to cancel. Before I do that I'd like to do a clean format on the server to make sure that the next person who gets the server isn't able to undelete ...
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How to fetch and process mail in order to execute commands?

I administer a home server, and sometimes when I'm out I need to execute some simple commands on the server. 3G + SSH is not an option because it's too expensive from my phone (here in Argentina). It ...
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Is it possible to login via ssh to unlock LUKS drives? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: SSH to decrypt encrypted LVM during headless server boot? I have a large number of Ubuntu servers in co-location that I would like to use LUKS encrypted drives on. ...
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How can I keep processes running on a remote server even after turning off the terminal machine?

..and then still be able to return to the same session/screen after restarting the terminal machine. I've tried screen but once I restarted my computer screen -d showed no sessions. Nohup seems to be ...
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Advice on running a headless laptop

My current laptop is falling apart, specifically the screen hinges. Once (or ideally before) they break, I'd like to run the machine as a storage device. I strongly prefer using GUIs over CLI. Any ...
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Running continuous jobs remotely

I'm new to Linux, and I'm probably asking a fairly basic question. How do I run a continuous program on Linux? Basically, I have a program that will continuously check for content on a website. This ...
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Write a remote managing script

I need to be able to locally run a script that will connect to various servers and run commands on them. What is the best way to accomplish this?