Access another computer on the network with MS-DOS

Is it possible to access another computer with MS-DOS? If so, how? What is the correct syntax for doing this?

EXF_PilatusAsked:
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samiam41Commented:
What are you trying to access on the other computer?

PSTools is one great way to manage a computer remotely.
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samiam41Commented:
PSTools ->  http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896649.aspx

That will allow you to see what services and processes are running on a remote pc, will allow you to reboot or shut it down and also to kill processes on remote pcs all from the command line.
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samiam41Commented:
If you install pstools into a directory on your local pc (tools), your commands would be:

c:\tools>pslist \\remotepc > processes.txt
--That would give you a list of all processes running on remote pc and dump it to a text file called "processes.txt" in your c:\tools directory.
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EXF_PilatusAuthor Commented:
Thanks for your reply: it seems like a great program!

The only thing, and I didn't tell you in my question, is that I have to access and run a program on a linux computer. Does there exist a program for that as well?
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samiam41Commented:
Hahahahaha!!!  Oh......  Yeah that will make a difference.  Let me check.  I am sure there is.
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samiam41Commented:
Does this help?

http://eol.ovh.org/winexe/
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samiam41Commented:
I just re-read your last post.  So you will be on a Windows pc and need to run a program on a linux pc?
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samiam41Commented:
For accessing Linux pc's from Windows, this is one of the more popular options:

Probably the best (most complete) solution is Cygwin, which provides a Unix-like environment under Windows. It should be installed on all the CS Windows machines; when you click on its icon, you should get something that looks like a Linux terminal window, and you can execute the commands described above for accessing one Unix/Linux computer from another. Cygwin is free and available for download at http://www.cygwin.com.
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RDAdamsCommented:
I am not sure you could access from DOS to Linux or vice versa.  
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samiam41Commented:
I know we use telnet and ssh to get from our Windows XP pc's into the UNIX (HP9000) server here.  That would be the next closest thing but it wouldn't be like pstools.
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dbruntonCommented:
>> I am not sure you could access from DOS to Linux or vice versa.  

Yep.  You can.  You have to be running Samba on the server.  You can access files that way but you won't be running them.


And you can telnet from DOS into the Linux box.  See http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Park/2884/dosint.htm for a list of applications to do this.
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