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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 1:42 pm 
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I sometimes get called to do emergency Linux sysop tasks and to edit PHP scripts while I'm on the road or in a hotel. Unfortunately, there's a lot of restricted Internet out there with only ports 80 and 443 available. I have a spare Ubuntu Desktop laptop at home. My always-on DSL router at home also allows port forwarding. Can anyone share any tips or steps on how I might be able to share that desktop securely (keyword, there) so that I can access its GUI over port 443 from a hotel using a service like DynDNS?

To access this, I have a Mac laptop with an Ubuntu Linux Virtual Machine as well.

I mean, some thoughts I need to research at this point:

* What service do I need to run on the home station, or does XWindows provide a sharing option?
* What tool do I need to run on my remote laptop in order to access the desktop remotely?
* What are some security measures I can use to keep the hackers out?

PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 7:33 pm 
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I use ssh with a port tunnel on the necessary remote control port. I use VNC, so assuming the home machine is running and able to accept ssh, I use putty or ssh client remotely to log in to the home machine, create a port tunnel for 5900, then open a vnc viewer to localhost::<forwarded port> on the remote.

The ssh tunnel encrypts all the vnc data that travels over the tunnel. I'm comfortable doing this from any arbitrary remote internet connection.

PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:46 am 
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Or just run a VPN server on port 443. It will penetrate even Layer 7 firewalls.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:52 pm 
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follow me if ubuntu operating system running on the virtual machine should be better.
Previously I used vmware virtual machine running created ubuntu, so easy to manage and use than installed directly on your computer.

Công ty chúng tôi là điểm đến lý tưởng để lắp mạng fpt hà nộimạng internet fpt hồ chí minhlap mang fpt hai phong cho mọi đối tượng.

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