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Ok, im in the process of setting-up a webserver. (redhat8.0)
I'm wondering how can i connect to that box? i no longer have a hub just running cable-->router--->boxes
I really want ftp access so i can "upload" items and dont need to plug in a monitor and keyboard to the server.
But I'am definetly not the best with linux so i need some help here folks, also someone said it was a horrible pain setting up nameserver's? can i get some links to How To:'s on doing this? and how do i know i have a unique nameserver? would it be for example ns1.myipaddy.xxx? do i point the domain directly to the IP of the server?
Thanks in advance,
01-09-03, 01:07 PM
........................KVM Switch, do a search on it.
01-09-03, 01:33 PM
I think(but do not know) there is a linux verson of a program called VNC which will let you remotely control that computer.
KVMs are nice, I have 2, but can be pricy for a good one. Mine cost about $120 each.
I'm not looking for a KVM switch, i want to be able to send files from my current win machine to the webserver locally, but remote. Remote as in 10feet away but not over the internet direct send.
does that make sense?
01-09-03, 04:14 PM
Alright, there are several ways of controling / sending files to a linux system remotely.
FTP is probably the easiest way to send files. I personally use proftpd for this purpose. Look around on your install, you may already have a FTP server installed.
SSH (secure shell) allows you to control your linux system remotely. Its secure, unlike telnet, which sends information in plain text (things like passwords included). The server daemon is called sshd, it is probably already running on your system.
Assuming your other system is running windows, you can use a program called Putty to log onto your linux system. http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/
If you want to log into the system from another linux box, type 'ssh xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx' where x is the ip, assuming you have OpenSSH installed.
VNC ( http://www.uk.research.att.com/vnc/ ) also runs on linux. Basically, it gives you a picture of your linux desktop remotely. Note that in linux, the VNC desktop is not the same as the one you see locally. The default local X session is 0:0, while the VNC one will be 0:1 (you will need to specficy the desktop number when you go to connect, ex for desktop 0:1, xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:1)
You will need X installed.
thanks i know what putty is and ssh, i was wondering how i setup the ftp on the linux box, i can figure that out, shouldnt be too hard.
thanks for all the help!
01-10-03, 01:09 AM
You should also look into samba if it is going to be on your local lan. Samba lets you share out folders on your linux box, and windows boxes cannot tell that it is not windows.
Also, FTP, WEB, and DNS are not very hard to set up on linux anyway. If you need more help, PM me...
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