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Is their a product like logmein or gotomypc that works well on linux machine
Peterson50Asked:
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farzanjCommented:
There are many remote consoles depending upon your needs

You want a secure shell.

You can use PuTTY for Windows to Linux
You can use ssh for Linux to Linux.  Target machine should have ssh server installed


If you want GUI, you can use VNC server.
This may be used from any platform to any platform.  The target machine should have VNC server.

There are many free or commercial products.

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farzanjCommented:
If you can specify you needs, I can be more specific.
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halflinuxprinceCommented:
Hello,

>> Is their a product like logmein or gotomypc that works well on linux machine

Yes. You can try out VNC.
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http://www.realvnc.com/vnc/index.html
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Cheers!!
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farzanjCommented:
You have to be more specific about your needs and platforms.  Just Linux to Linux, Linux to Windows, Windows to Linux.

It would be better if you specify the type of Linux you are using.
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rindiCommented:
The teamviewer works on Linux, but a requirement is that the user of that remote PC must be logged in prior to you being able to remote into that PC. This can cause issues if you need to reboot the PC and the user isn't there... and you still need to access it

http://teamviewer.com

Generally I'd agree that using SSH is the better option, but you would need to open firewall ports on the router for that. You don't need VNC, as you can also start apps that run in a GUI remotely, or you could go for NX which gives you the desktop via SSH and is therefore more secure.

http://www.nomachine.com/
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Peterson50Author Commented:
We are setting up a remote server to transmit files to via rsync, but want to be able to control the screen if we need to, the other side only has a dynamic ip address.  I've used vnc (tightvnc) which works well internally and externally as well as putty, but wanted something so that I did not have to setup a dynamic dns client etc but it would simply be accessible all the time when needed
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farzanjCommented:
So the target machine doesn't have a FQDN? Or a static live IP address?
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rindiCommented:
Then teamviewer should do fine.
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Peterson50Author Commented:
Not right now, once we get things finalized we are getting a FQDN for it with a static ip for it, right now I need to get it working for test purposes.  Is Teamviewer free, does its agent stay installed all the time or does it require someone to be present to accept the license and install it everytime you want to use it
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upanwarCommented:
Teamviewer would not be fine for you because as per my knowledge, It generates random password everytime when you start it and somebody shoul be there near to your remote linux box to tell you the ID and passowrd, then only you can connect your remote machine.

You no need to install it everytime. Teamviewer is free for personal use.

I have used teamviewer several time but for windows only and that is my experience which I have shared with you.
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rindiCommented:
It's similar to logmein, for private use it is free (I guess for the testing period you can get away using it free). You can get it to load automatically but the gui has to be running before loading it, that is the reason you can't use it if no one is logged in. As far as I know it currently uses wine, so it isn't a linux based tool, although it comes packaged as a Linux tool. That is probably also the reason it has to run under the user and not as a daemon.
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upanwarCommented:
If you are more concern to run GUI environment for your LInux box then you can go with x manager, Its a paid software but you can have a trial.

It will connect your linux machine with SSH and will give you a GUI.

Xmanager is a powerful and easy-to-use PC X server that runs on Windows platforms. It allows you to bring remote Unix/Linux desktops to your Windows PC seamlessly. You can also run remote X applications securely through the SSH (Secure Shell) protocol even when your Windows PC is inside a private network and a firewall is between your PC and the remote server.

http://www.netsarang.com/products/xmg_detail.html

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rindiCommented:
No, the password can set manually.
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upanwarCommented:
If password can be set manually then teamviewer would be a great option.
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Peterson50Author Commented:
I will test out the Teamview, if it does not require someone to be there we are set.  I will also try out Xmanager which sounds great also, makes managing it easier.  Does Xmanager require someone to be present and can you set a manual password without having to present a key like Teamviewer
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Peterson50Author Commented:
I instaled Teamviewer on Suse, but how do I manipulate it to accept incoming connections?
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