Working with files, programs, etc., that are stored on a different machine

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How can I share a desktop / log in graphically for an Ubuntu that I have ssh but not console access to?

http://www.ubuntugeek.com/share-your-ubuntu-desktop-using-remote-desktop.html tells how to share a desktop by setting multiple features from within a GUI. Is there such a HOWTO that is based on ssh ...
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Two-step remote ssh without password

I'm looking to ssh from my localhost to a remote server, and from there to a remote computer. I currently have it set up so that the remote computer and remote server have passwordless ssh-ing set up ...
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Cannot connect to my Virtual Box Ubuntu system

I have a VirtualBox running an Ubuntu OS. I'd like to access this Ubuntu machine using ssh or telnet. In order to do that I've performed the following steps: sudo apt-get install telnetd sudo ...
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Get ssh to forward signals

I want to be able to send signals (SIGINT is the most important) through ssh. This command: ssh server "sleep 1000;echo f" > foo will start sleep on server and after 1000 seconds it will put ...
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Network Copy File With Low Overhead

We're trying to find a system to keep a pair of servers in sync, and I've looked at a million solutions. I came across incron, which seems like it would be perfect. Now, I just need a low overhead way ...
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Error mounting dir from ext4 file system

I am trying to mount a directory on a ext4 type file system onto another linux box. Both boxes are on the same network [root@localhost]# mount -o rw x.y.z.w:/home/lab /devbox mount: wrong fs type, ...
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Alternatives to xmove, xpra

A bit of background information: I'm dealing with a piece of software that is part of a larger system. Most pieces of the system have a background process that runs continually, and a GUI that can be ...
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How to run xrestop remotely?

I need to run xrestop on a remote machine. When I connect through ssh and run xrestop I get the results for my local machine. I see that there is an option -display but I don't know how to use it. ...
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how to run shell on a remote server with root priviledge

I want to execute a shell script on a remote server, and the script should be run by root with no password required (or use sudo in the script). Can anyone give me some suggestions?
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Where does plink (from Putty package) search for remote commands?

I need to use plink (or something similar if you have something on mind) to get the output from Debian remote machine onto my Windows box. This works e.g. in this case : plink 192.168.1.5 "ls" > ...
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See server desktop in tightVNC

I installed tightvncserver on one Linux machine and xtightvncviewer on another Linux machine. I can connect from client computer to server computer without problems. There are two problems: The ...
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AltGr key combinations through Qtnx

I started using Qtnx, and it works great. I have a problem accessing some keyboard characters though. I am using a french keyboard (azerty-like), and every character is mapped correctly with qtnx, ...
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Color of the fonts in my remote terminal screen when using VI in linux

I notice one of my linux remote login window shows color in VI editor interface but another window doesn't show color. These 2 windows are remotely connected to 2 different server IP addresses. May ...
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reinstall debian

I have a Debian based server but I don't have physical access to it and it doesn't have a DVD-drive or similar. I only have root access. Is it possible to format and reinstall Debian just by using the ...
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Check which network block devices are in use

How can I tell if a /dev/nbd* device is in use? Will "lsof" tell me? Or is there a better way? Is there an equivalent to "losetup -a" which will tell me the next free one?
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How to remotely control a CentOS 5.4 install

I need to support a legacy system that's running CentOS 5.4. There are errors coming up during the install and walking through the admin on the other end is quite tedious and inefficient. Does ...
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Can an eCryptfs Home Directory Be Backed Up Remotely

The main idea I want to have is a backup script run rsync to copy my /home/.Private/user directory off to another server. This would allow the backup script to have no knowledge of the data, but mean ...
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firefox process dies after ssh log out on remote machine

I need to run firefox on a remote host via ssh and keep process running even after ssh logout. I already have tried these ways: nohup firefox & screen disown -h But it seems these work only ...
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Keep running a script via ssh

ssh can use to run remote commands. ssh me@server.com 'long-script.sh' I run a long script that will take a lot of time, but I want to close my computer and keep running the script in the remote ...
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How can I get the address of my local machine?

I'm on a macbook running Lion. In Terminal I'm connected to my schools server with ssh. I navigated to a folder on the server and have a file I want to copy to my local machine, but I don't know what ...
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Mounting Remote Filesystem over SSH as a Different User

Due to a breach of security, the administrators of the work server have implemented a new method of security. To log into the server, we must log in as our own user (which has severely limited ...
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How to speed up X over fast connection ? (especially over ssh)

What are recommendations on speeding up X applications over local fast (gigabit) connections? (similar question for slow connections) Currently I'm running over ssh -Y, which is fine, but I wonder if ...
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Open GNOME session remotely through SSH

I have a laptop connected wirelessly to my home network. I'm planning on installing a CentOS server on my network, used for a web server, a file server, and experimentation. I want to access it from ...
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Network file sharing with freebsd server

I have a freebsd server at home. I also have other OSes like linux and windows connected to the same network via WLAN (wifi). I want to be able to share stuff (what ever I download ;)) on my FreeBSD ...
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Transfer large files without hogging the bandwidth (is there a BITS equivalent for Linux?)

Is an implementation of Microsoft's Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) available for Linux systems? I'm looking at my options for transferring large files to a remote Linux server over ...
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Remotely control an xorg session [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Open a window on a remote X display (why “Cannot open display”)? I have a computer running debian, connected to my TV, running an xorg session. What I want ...
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Remote control an Ubuntu machine from a Windows machine

How can I access and remotely control an Ubuntu 10.04 machine from my Windows XP machine. I googled this subject, and noticed that there are several options: someone people use VNC, while some use ...
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Mount a Rackspace drive in Linux

Is there any software that will allow me to mount a Rackspace drive in linux? I want to copy SQL files from my database onto my Rackspace. I have web min running a backup nightly and copying those ...
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Authenticating with x11vnc: what's the difference between -auth and -rfbauth?

I'm on xubuntu 11.10 trying to setup x11vnc server. I followed instructions here and I can connect to VNC server - but it never asks me for password! Is there a difference between these 2 options: ...
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How to enable nagios user created by yum to use check_by_ssh

I've used yum install nagios on an Amazon Linux instance, and it created a nagios user with shell /sbin/nologin and homedir /var/spool/nagios. This is the behaviour on EC2. I want to use check_by_ssh ...
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Connecting to a machine which is behind a university gateway

I have a username and password to connect to a remote machine which is behind a university gateway (using ssh). However, I don't have a username and password to connect to the gateway itself. I ...
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Symbolic Link local .jpg file to .jpg file on the internet

Is there any way to have a symbolic link that links a local .jpg file to a .jpg file on the internet in a l/unix environment?
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“Permission denied, try again” while transferring files with scp

I have two servers (A and B) and my local machine. I'm trying to transfer a file from server A to server B. From server A: scp ./backup.tar user@server.b:/home/public/ Permission denied, please try ...
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Need small and light stand-alone one-file ftpd server

Can somebody suggest a small one-.c-file ftpd server, so I can run it on any port and it would accept ftp upload with any l/p on that port and put a file into a folder where it runs? No config files ...
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Copy/Backup all files except the most recent through scp

I have a program that is running on multiple machines and which is writing the results to ~/data/machine_name/, each time the results file exceeds 1MB the program moves on and write to a new file. ...
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Do we need to chmod a shell script before it can be rsh

I tried to rsh a shell script from OpenVms to a Red Hat linux. It seems that it is not executed. I created the shell script in OpenVms and Ftp it to the linux. I then ls -la the folder in linux: ...
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How to send a prompt to a remote machine like the “you have mail”, ie not using wall

I am currently using wall to show a message on a remote machine when an activity is started and finished. But this is intrusive, as it will write across an editor they might have open etc. What I ...
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How to install a database dump via Shell Script?

I have a Mysql database dump. I want to install it with Hudson via a Shell Script to an external Linux machine. How can you take a Mysql script and run it inside a database on other machine? I know I ...
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How do I only copy files to a remote folder on another server that don't already exist in the folder… from the command line in linux?

I have two folders on two different servers. I want to sync files between A and B, however, I only want to copy files that don't already exist in folder B because these files are huge. I don't care ...
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Run ssh as a command of another ssh command

I want to run a program on a machine that I have ssh access to from a gateway machine that I can access with ssh too. When I want to run an mpi program on the target machine T, I access to the ...
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Run mpirun and ssh-add remotely on the same session

I am developing a program that is running on multiple machines using MPI. I have machines on Amazon EC2 where I can start mpirun from one of them (the master). Everything works as I expect if I ssh ...
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dot file not sourced when running a command via ssh

When I run my program interactively, it works fine: ssh somehost $ ~/some/path/somescript.py When I run my program over ssh directly, it doesn't work. The variable PYTHONPATH is not set, because ...
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How can I give a very stripped down login for viewing logs?

I have various log files in folders on an RHEL 5 system: /var/log/syslog-ng/A/ /var/log/syslog-ng/B/ /var/log/syslog-ng/C/ I would like to be able to give certain users the rights to view/tail (but ...
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Debian VNC (Remote Desktop) only allowing first connection, then turns off

Basically if I reboot the machine, I can vnc into it (using ultra vnc) but I can only do it once. It seems that the vnc daemon stops working after the first remote desktop session is closed. I have to ...
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How do I work with GUI tools over a remote server?

I have an Ubuntu server running on EC2 (which I didn't install myself, just picked up an AMI). So far I'm using putty to work with it, but I am wondering how to work on it with GUI tools (I'm not ...
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Set visible directories for SFTP access?

I am setting up SFTP access to one of my machines running Linux with the Dropbear SSH server. When I SFTP onto the machine remotely, I can see the entire filesystem on it, even if I might not have ...
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How to efficiently use 3D via a remote connection?

I have one weak PC (client) but with acceptable 3D performance, and one strong PC (server) which should be capable of running an application using OpenGL twice, i.e. once locally and once remotely for ...
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How to debug the input from an input-device (/dev/input/event*)

I have a IR reciver that is using the imon-driver and i would like to get it working with the kernel. Right now half of the keys on the remote (image) works, but an all important think like the ...
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Linux -> linux remote X login/desktop

What are the (best) solutions for remote desktop in linux? Ideally I'd like to be able to be able to log in to a remote X (KDE) session without even logging into my local machine. Maybe if I could ...
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Easiest way to duplicate directory over FTP

I want to duplicate a directory on an FTP server I'm connected to from my Mac via the command-line Let's say I have file. I want to have files2 with all of file's subdirectories and files, in the ...