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asked 2016-03-10 23:30:50 -0600

john8eight8 gravatar image

Hi there, I have a question that I am not sure what to look up for it, but basically I would like to be able to connect from my laptop when I'm at school to my desktop that is at home they are both running fedora, the thing is I don't know how or what to do can anyone help?

Thank you in advance.

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answered 2016-03-11 03:16:56 -0600

Hi: It will depend on what you want to do. For most of the cases just simply enabling ssh and publishing to internet (NAT in your house router) should be enough.


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answered 2016-03-11 06:58:44 -0600

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vino and remmina for secure remote desktop, or whatever you wanna use thanks to ssh forwarding (eg. KDE Krfb/Krdc: 1st configure krfb to accept auto connection with password on your remote machine, then from your laptop 'ssh -nNT -L 5900:localhost:5900 user@host', connect krdc to localhost:5900)

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answered 2016-03-11 12:27:52 -0600

You have 3 broad options.

1 - ssh and forwarding single applications. More secure then VNC.

ssh -X user@your_ip_address

you can use Xming on windows if you need a X server.

2 - Freenx - FreeNX is a secure and fast VNC solution (faster then VNC over ssh).

3 - Port forward. If for example you want to use a web browser, you can port forward over ssh.

So a better question is what are you wanting to do exactly ?

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I am working on a web application project and I have a database and apache running on the desktop so instead of reinstalling everything on my laptop I just want to access them from when I am away from home through the laptop

john8eight8 gravatar imagejohn8eight8 ( 2016-03-11 12:49:45 -0600 )edit

do you just want to connect to apache ? If so port forward. ssh for editing files or managing database, you probably do not need VNC at all.

bodhi.zazen gravatar imagebodhi.zazen ( 2016-03-11 13:11:06 -0600 )edit

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