Free NX is the solution that MANY of us all needed:
I’m on a windows or linux box, and need to remote control another linux box… securely… over ssh only… SSL secure… oh, and with GUI too!
On your linux box (nx server)
Open terminal, and su to root
guess what – that’s it! The yum install does ALL the config for you!
You should only need to copy the client.id_dsa.key from /etc/nxserver to your client,
then properly import the key into the client setup
Download the Windows client from www.nomachine.com
Install – take defaults all the way through.
Linux (Fedora core 5, 6)
download linux client from www.nomachine.com
remember where you saved the file – I saved mine here: /home/dan/nxclient/
open terminal and su to root:
You have to do it this way, because of dependency issues – it took me forever to figure this one out – you can’t install just by rpm -ivh …
that’s it, now config the clients…
Client Configuration (Win & Nix):
The Session wizard:
Session name: what ever you want to call it…
Host: IP address or DNS name of your server
Internet connection – slide to your speed
Drop down boxes:
Right one is Unix
Left one – depends on you desktop environment – choose KDE or Gnome
Size of your remote desktop: select your resolution
**** Check the box for Enable SSL encryption of all traffic ****
Check the box for Advanced Configuration dialog
Advanced Configuration dialog:
Click the “Key” button, then Import.
Browse to the client.id_dsa.key file you got from your server setup.