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reverse tunnel on a multi hops ssh tunnel

I'm a windows user, that needs to access his server at home using a double hop ssh tunnel. I've configured via putty, a socks tunnel on a 2 hops ssh connection using a dynamic port, based on this ...
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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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linux Remote GUI access from server

How can i get display of remote GUI ? I am using Ubuntu. What command lines should I use after ssh tunneling? i tried export DISPLAY=remote_host and tried running a CUDA,Open CV related program and ...
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remote connection config in terminator

I'm using terminator and would like it to start up pre-configured with remote connections established, I do achieve this by setting ssh user@host in the command = field in ~/.config/terminator/config ...
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Using KDE starter to start application via ssh

I would like to start VirtualBox on my server using the command ssh -X server virtualbox. This works well from a shell and asks for a login password as intended. I tried to create a KDE 4 "application ...
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How to recursively uncompress gz files on a remote host with limited commands?

I have a bunch of .jpg.gz files in a directory that I need to decompress. I know that the decompress command is: tar -xzvf FileNameHere.jpg.gz But is there a flag that you can recursively ...
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Filtering standard error output from remote BorgBackup repository

I want to filter standard error for a command that prints status information to standard error. In this case, Borg Backup. Specifically, the default output of borg check includes lines like: Checking ...
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How can I install PostgreSQL and PostGIS on Ubuntu 14.04 and enable remote access over the internet?

I would like to install PostgreSQL and PostGIS on my Ubuntu 14.04 virtual private server that is hosted in a remote datacenter. How can I enable remote access on them?
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the difference between '..' and “..” when I use ssh usr@ip 'pscp …'

My Server machine run Window,and it installed Cygwin. My Client machine run linux. In Clinent machine.I do this: [sikaiwei@login-1-2 v1.4]$ bash test.sh CHUN~19900405 ...
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Non-GUI based pin-entry for gpg

I'm in the process of remotely viewing and selecting hundreds of images, some of which are encrypted with a symmetric key. I log in to the remote desktop machine using ssh. The viewing is not fast, ...
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cannot get screen command to execute code containing DISPLAY=:0

I am trying to ssh into a remote machine and run a shell script, which opens a GUI. I want the GUI to open on the remote machine and remain open (so I am using DISPLAY=:0 nohup). I tried: ssh -t ...
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Problem with ssh connection [closed]

I need to connect to my computer via ssh. I have to use VPN, because the remote machine is my computer at my workplace. I have no problems with using VPN. So, I installed open ssh server from the ...
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How to dd a remote disk using SSH on local machine and save to a local disk

How can I create a backup of a remote disk using SSH on my local machine and save it to a local disk? I've tried the following: ssh hostname@my.ip.address "sudo dd if=/dev/sdX " | \ dd ...
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Executing remote code with arguments

Why this: ssh -i ~/.ssh/master.pem ec2-user@xx.xx.xx.xx 'bash -s' < `dirname $0`/elements/"$element" returns hostname.sh test-5000: No such file or directory when $element is not a just a single ...
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Ways to restrict remote user to only access a remote database

I want to be able to setup a remote user that can update a PostgreSQL database on a production server. I have two machines, one is a local server that I use as a command and control system, named ...
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Playing a remote movie on the remote computer

I have two computers (a desktop and a laptop) running linux connected to my local area network. I like to ssh from my laptop over to my desktop and run programs there, and sometimes listen to music on ...
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linux (ubuntu) graphical login from a remote computer before session is logged in

I have the ability to VNC into a remotely hosted ubuntu session with VNC after I've logged into that desktop session locally on that machine. My problem comes when I want to restart the computer ...
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Testing Remote SMTP Server Port

I am currently working in a lab environment to test a script for my production environment. My environment has several remote firewalls, all of which have an external mail Virtual IP (VIP). Our ...
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“ls” command stuck trying to list a stale mount point. How do you kill/stop it?

When working with remote filesystems such as sshfs or smbfs, it is command that they become stale due to network problems. To check if the mount is stale or not, I usually use the command ls to see if ...
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Setting up aliases with interactive ssh session [duplicate]

I need to keep ssh'ing into many-different Linux boxes (Ubuntu mostly) and every time I miss my basic aliases. Is there a way to setup aliases etc while opening an interactive ssh a machine without ...
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Open file from remote computer on host computer

I'm trying to edit a file from a remote computer connected via ssh. How can I open the remote file on my local computer to edit?
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How to treat remote txt file as stream?

A web service writes its output in a text file. I can fetch that log via: curl -u user:password -k https://log.my-app.com/log.2016-04-04.txt Yet this always only fetches a current "full" file even ...
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Is there a command-line application that combines SSH and SFTP? [duplicate]

When I'm working on some remote host via SSH, I often need to upload or download files. With my current setup, I need to switch to another terminal and conjure up rsync or sftp, which can be a pain ...
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How to show and operate a remote Linux desktop when SSH or any other remote service is unavailable? [closed]

The situation is as follows. On Monday, I need to showcase a program that needs the set-up development environment and hardware on my home system, at the university. The ISP are misbehaving and won't ...
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Email user temporary code access code when using ssh

I am looking for a way to create my own two factor authentication for ssh. After the user enters the correct login info I would like the terminal to send an email to the user that contains a code ...
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Is there a BASH protection on remote copy of root files?

I am trying to use a script to bring back log to the admin. This script is send and load via mussh on the remote machine #!/bin/bash scp files.log user@user:~/ (I have also tried with sudo scp ... ...
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KRDC to Debian machine gives blue screen on reboot

I have two Debian machines, using XRDP on one and KRDC on the other to create an RDP connection between the two. This process works fine, until I reboot the server. Then, most often, after the server ...
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Access from unknown IP tracks to non-existent website

Just had a warning that my Gmail's been accessed from the following IP: 151.230.107.114 which routes to something called htc_frisbee.com , which doesn't appear to be a real website. Could this just be ...
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Cannot ssh without password [duplicate]

I have been trying to set up remote file copy without password between 2 Linux machines. I have appended my .ssh/id_rsa.pub from local to remote .ssh/authorized_keys. I have also set up correct file ...
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Multiple Ubuntu Server Backups

I am soon to be dealing with multiple Ubuntu 14.04 Server Installations, none of which I will have physical access to. Some will be Digital Ocean Droplets, and some Mini-Server builds. I will have ...
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Remote DLNA / UPnP Media Client / Controller

I have a MiniDLNA + Bubble UPnP Server running at home and I would like to access it remotely from my PC at work. I can check that the server is properly accessible though the Bubble UPnP App for ...
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RSH closing stderr socket with a delay?

Environment: CentOS 6.6 When running this simple test (from myclient): while true; do rsh myserver "echo OK"; done After ~500 iterations, the server runs out of ports. netstat -anp on the server ...
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How to download remotely by sending URL

I've been trying to search but keep getting results on how to remotely install Linux and how to send files to another Linux computer, and can't find what I'm trying to do. I would like to be able to ...
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Closing connection after executing reboot using ssh command

I am using the reboot -f command remotely to force reboot a Unix machine. The problem is that the ssh connection remains active for a long time which I don't know why? I want to close the ssh ...
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SSH over IPvanish

Hello I have been trying already for several days to access my tiny server via ssh with openVPN. Everything works fine without the VPN. I have tried all that you can find on forums...add an ip rule ...
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Playing remote audio files over SSH [duplicate]

I am connected to a machine via SSH and I often need to listen to WAV files on that machine. I usually open another terminal window and do ssh host 'cat /path/to/sound.wav' | aplay, but that's tedious ...
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Please explain the output of ssh control command ~#

I'm trying to figure out why it is that ssh hangs on exit if, and only if, I login with the -X option and run X11 programs. I found a thread on Google groups which hints to the problem. The ...
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ssh cannot open remote window, Segmentation fault (core dumped)

Actually, the remote window can be opened, but only for a short time. I mean it is OK to open the remote window when ssh connected, but the remote window cannot be opened later, for example after 30 ...
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How to create remote repository, and update it via apt-get?

Maybe I'm not asking the proper question, but since it's something new to me here it goes: I have a remote repository with some files. Let's say, a folder in this address 89.xxx.xxx.xxx:9999/myData ...
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How can I achieve the effect of MS remote desktop on Linux?

On Windows machines, if one machine A runs the remote desktop service, and another machine B (which in fact doesn't have to be Windows) runs a remote desktop client - then the user on B can 'steal' ...
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Setup GUI via ssh

I can connect to my universitys server, where I have a virtual machine running on Debian 8.3 (as far as I can see, no additional software is installed yet). I have admin rights and can install new ...
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Can I install Ubuntu into a RPi2 remotely?

One friend of mine would like to install ubuntu mate into his new Raspberri Pi 2, but he would like me to help him trough the installation steps. My problem is that I am not aware if Ubuntu can run ...
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cannot launch konsole from xterm

I installed lxde & kde (along with konsole). now I launch xterm from a Windows host using Xlaunch(Xming) which works fine but when I want to launch konsole(my preferred shell) I get this error: ...
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why do I get “reason is: this server does not require authentication” in xpra

I 'd like to use Xpra as described on https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Xpra. However, I'm using the Xpra Windows client to connect but it doesn't work & and I keep getting an error message "this ...
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Run OpenGl program on remote server

I often use X11 forwarding (occasionally VNC) to work on a remote machine, and this has worked great. But now I need to run a program that uses a specific version of OpenGL that means it doesn't work ...
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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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not able to remotely display X11 applications

I have a server o which I have shell & VNC access. I don't like VNC for my X11 applications but prefer to render them on my Windows 7 system with Xming. Now, I have setup a few application ...
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How can I connect to a remote X server _without_ ssh?

I am very happy with ssh -X when I'm connecting to my machine over internet. But at home, I want to connect with my notebook to my desktop machine without ssh. What's the best way of doing this? (Both ...
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why won't xpra connect from windows?

I'm having troubles with spotty connections using Xming to display X11 apps from my server (on my Win7 machione). I decided to try out Xpra. I followed the instructions on: ...
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want to ssh to a server behind NAT from a host also behind NAT

I want to ssh into a server at my home which is behind NAT enabled router from my laptop when I'm away, say whlie using a public wifi. Obviously, neither local nor remote port forwarding will work. ...