Why don’t we remote it ?

Sometimes we can not physically touch a server or a workstation. But, it does not mean that we have to wait until we have a chance/time to touch it. Why don’t we remote it ?
To remote a unit, we have to install ssh first. Before using Gutsy Gibbon, i found out that i don’t need to install ssh since it was installed by default. But, when i used Gutsy, i met problem i can not remote a unit, so, i have to install ssh after GG installation

How to install ssh ?

  • Go to System – Administration – Synaptic
  • search for ssh
  • check on ssh then click apply button


  • go to Applications – Accessories – Terminal
  • type : sudo apt-get install ssh

I like to remote a unit using PuTTY or Remote Desktop (vncviewer)

PuTTY is a free implementation of Telnet and SSH for Win32 and Unix platforms, along with an xterm terminal emulator. It is written and maintained primarily by Simon Tatham.

For more info –> go to PuTTY site and wikipedia
To download it –> http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/download.html
For Edubuntu –> sudo apt-get install putty

To use PuTTY : go to Applications – Internet – PuTTY SSH Client, enter the IP address of the machine that we want to remote. You will be asked for the username and password for that machine.

Remote Desktop; this way can be done from Terminal, before doing this, we have to set the remote desktop setting on the target unit(s).

For example: i want to remote from my laptop, so first i will go to unit to do these;

  • go to System – Preferences – Remote Desktop
  • check on the sharing and security options base on my need
  • click close button

Back to my laptop;

  • go to Applications – Accessories – Terminal
  • type : vncviewer or vncviewer tester:0 (unit name)

From the above picture, i can view and control the target desktop. ( password required )

Happy Remote !!


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