Remote desktop connection

Asked by aneesh on 2010-10-15

How can I make remote desktop connection from windows to Ubuntu , and also can I transfers files between them through remote Desktop connection ? Please help me

                                                                        thanks in advance
                                                                      Aneesh T V

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delance (olivier-delance) said : #1

Remote connection can be done via VNC protocol.
if I remember, Vinagre is a VNC client which allow to display a distant PC.
For Windows, there is a default remote desktop server, but I don't know which protocol it use.

You can install a VNC client in windows and connect to Ubuntu. You will need to enable the remote desktop in Ubuntu. If you intend to connect over WWW then use an SSH tunnel as VNC is NOT secure.

You can transfer files using Samba or (more securely) you can use SSHFS.

You can also use putty + xming in windows to connect to SSH in Linux and run GUI based apps remotely (kinda like Citrix). The app appears on the desktop but is running on the server side.

Most apps have secure (and quicker) web interfaces which may help you too.

Remote desktop does not permit file transfers. You can use samba or (more securely) sshfs. You can connect via VNC to Ubuntu using the vino app which is part of a default install. If you are connecting to the desktop OUTSIDE your LAN then make sure you use an SSH tunnel as VNC has zero security.

If you install and run xming on your windows pC then configure putty, then you can run GUI based apps and they will be running on the remote system but display on the windows PC.

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