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Hi I just wanted to know what is the most secure way to connect to a solaris computer. I know this is a Unix question and should not be asked ...
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    Best method to connect to a solaris terminal


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    I just wanted to know what is the most secure way to connect to a solaris computer. I know this is a Unix question and should not be asked here, but I could not find a better place to ask.
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    My favorite secure ways of connecting to any other system are secure shell (SSH) and TightVNC, both of which are probably in most Linux distributions. SSH gives you a shell prompt and TightVNC gives you a graphical desktop.

    But you may not even need the desktop, because if SSH is configured with "X11Forwarding yes", you can start a graphical application on the remote command line and the graphical program will pop up on your local X server (the Linux machine you are sitting at).

    I don't use Solaris, but I use these tools to connect to GNU/Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, and Cygwin/Windows, so I'm confident they are great for Solaris too.

    Oh, let me add OpenVPN too.

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    Hi, apoorv_khurasia.

    I do connect to Solaris and I use ssh ... cheers, drl
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    Download and use Putty - works like a charm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gtmtnbiker98
    Download and use Putty - works like a charm.
    I used it some years ago. As far as I remember it also used to ask for protocols to connect --ssh, telnet, raw etc. Anyways I have got my answer and ssh seems to be it. Thanks to all of you guys.
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    Hi, gtmtnbiker98.

    Although apoorv_khurasia didn't say from what platform he was connecting, I assumed from a Linux box to Solaris. I've used putty on Windows, but I didn't know it was available for Linux.

    Is it? If so, what do you find compelling about putty that would cause you to choose it over ssh in a terminal window on *nix? ... cheers, drl
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    Nothing compelling - I assumed that he was connecting from a Windows box. As for connecting from a *nix box, CLI using ssh serveripaddress is the best method. To the best of my knowledge, PuTTY is a Windows application. Heck, I even have Pocket PuTTY installed on my Windows Mobile PDA while out of the office connection.

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    Putty also comes for Linux, although there is no real point of that, but yes it does come and is exactly similar to Windows one.
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