remote connection over LAN
First apologies for being a newbie and all, I thought I knew quite a bit about pc's but I must admit to feeling in waaay over my head now I'm having a go at Linux.... :(
I'm trying to set up an apache server with php for my local lan, i've installed mandrake 10.1 community on it and i think i've got the apache and php set up ok so far.. As I've only bought a cheapo P3 on ebay and it didnt come with a monitor I was thinking to use some sort of remote control software to administer the "server" from my own XP machine. This so i dont have to keep switched cables from my machine to the server just so i can see what's going on!
I've found rbfdrake and i've got it working fine, but the problem with it is that I cant seem to find a way to get it to launch at startup!
which means i still have to swap around cables every time i boot up the "server" so i can start the rbf software...
I've found that this isn't a recommended procedure anyway with regards to any hacker with a bit of patience being able to freely roam my home network..
Could you perhaps tell me how I can achieve my goal and how I can make it secure, preferably so that I can limit access to perhaps only 1 or 2 specific machine's on my LAN or by using a password, but without me actually having to rewire everything every time i reboot the machine...
Your help will be much appreciated!