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    About share folders and remote access

    Hi all,

    host - Ubuntu 12.04 desktop 64bit
    guests - all 64bit Ubuntu 12.04/Debian 6.0/Windows Server 2008/Windows7/Windows8 etc.
    Virtualizer - VirtualBox

    1)
    Would be be possible to share folders/directories between Linux<->Linux, Linux<->Windows, Windows<->Windows guests? If YES, pls advise how.

    2)
    How to setup remote access Linux<->Windows and Windows<->Windows guests?

    TIA

    satimis

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    Re: About share folders and remote access

    Quote Originally Posted by satimis View Post
    host - Ubuntu 12.04 desktop 64bit
    guests - all 64bit Ubuntu 12.04/Debian 6.0/Windows Server 2008/Windows7/Windows8 etc.
    Virtualizer - VirtualBox
    Virtualbox is great for Desktop-on-Desktop virtualization, but I'd never use it to virtualize servers. KVM would be a better option, IMHO.

    Quote Originally Posted by satimis View Post
    1)
    Would be be possible to share folders/directories between Linux<->Linux, Linux<->Windows, Windows<->Windows guests? If YES, pls advise how.
    There are many ways, NFS, CIFS(also called samba), Windows Shares. Treat each VM just like a real server, setup your networking and file sharing as though they were normal machines.

    Quote Originally Posted by satimis View Post
    2)
    How to setup remote access Linux<->Windows and Windows<->Windows guests?
    The same applies to remote access. Most of the time, using ssh for remote access is the most secure AND the most efficient. If you need a remote desktop or a remote GUI program, then you'll want to read this: http://blog.jdpfu.com/2010/09/07/run...e-applications then come back and ask a few more questions. I use NX to access remote desktops on Linux - it is about 2-3x more efficient than other options. For Windows ... well, I use the built-in RDP, but actually connect to a Linux machine over NX first since NX is secure and RDP is not. http://blog.jdpfu.com/2012/10/23/remote-desktops-rock

    I've actually been 6,000 miles away from home, remoted to a Linux desktop there using NX, then connected to the Windows7 Media Center and toggled some TV shows to be recorded.

    Right now, I'm using a remote desktop to my home "main" desktop running in a private cloud to respond to you ... all over NX.

    Spice is a newer method for remote access. I've only used it internally and it was less than perfect, so I switched back to NX. VNC is built into Linux systems, but lacks real security. Using it means you also need a VPN or SSL tunnel. NX is more efficient and based on ssh, so it is already secure, doesn't require a VPN, and doesn't require any other ports to be opened.
    Last edited by TheFu; March 1st, 2013 at 08:53 PM.

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