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    Best Way for Remote Access on a Local Network?

    What's the easiest way to setup machines on a local network so I can remotely access them and see the computer screen (while on the local network, not from afar off)? That way I could configure DansGuardian and tweak settings from my desk instead of having to go down the hall and physically sit at the machine when I need to tweak settings.

    Thanks!

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    Re: Best Way for Remote Access on a Local Network?

    Install openssh-server on the remote machines.
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    Re: Best Way for Remote Access on a Local Network?

    Hi parkernathan.

    If you want to see the screen, as you were sitting in front of the computer, there are several options.

    The simplest is to use what is preinstalled on Ubuntu.

    On 12.04:
    • Enable remote access by opening 'Desktop Sharing'.
    • Then on the client, open 'Remote Desktop Client'

    On 10.04:
    • Enable remote access by opening 'Remote Desktop'.
    • Then on the client, open 'Remote Desktop Viewer'.

    Hope it helps. Let us know how it goes.
    Regards.

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    Re: Best Way for Remote Access on a Local Network?

    OK perfect! Once I setup a couple of Ubuntu machines, I'll give it a spin and post my details here. Thanks a bunch for your assistance!

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