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    Remote Admin with gui


    Is their a program out there that I can do remote admin like on Putty but instead of using the command line, using X-Windows?

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    What about something like linuxconf (the old tool that come with redhat) and VNC? There's a VNC howto in the howto section of the forum, linuxconf shouldn't be too hard to set up.

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    there is webmin. but this doesn't do admin stuff through x though, it uses a web server. but it is nice since you can do stuff easily anywhere as long as you have a web browser on your computer. it is based on perl, and supports secure connections. www.webmin.net i think.

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    VNC is more or less the standard for GUI remote admin, even M$ has quasi accepted it. kde has support for it built in. There is a web interface if you run realVNC, but as VNC is not secure inherently, i just use it over local netoworks. But ssh will forward x11 packets remotely, just add the flag -X
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    so i tried the VNC but when i try to start X-Win it has errors starting up office tools. I think I might have better luck with gnome or kde whichever I dont care, how do i install them?

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    use realVNC, google it, download it, worship it. cross platform in every way, and will make your life simple.
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    i am using realVNC

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    why are you starting x-win? there is not nead, realNVC is self contained entirly. viewer and server run w/o xserver packets, they create there own, you just need an interpreter, which is the real VCN viewer.
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    this all started from me wanting to make my rh box file server on my workgroup. I figured if i could remote admin with a gui it would be easier than command line

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    ok, steps
    1) Install real VNC server+viewer on both RH machine and client
    2)Open up viewer on client and type in <serversip>:5900
    3) Enter password (if prompted)
    4) Remote away
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    Point to be made, the command line is a far more powerful admin tool, consider learning more about it, it makes remote access over the internet much easier. (bandwidth issues normaly with GUI)
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