[CentOS] backup server..

John Summerfield debian at herakles.homelinux.org
Thu Sep 14 03:09:27 UTC 2006

Brad Falzon wrote:

> Never a good idea to run X when you dont need to. All Administration can 
> be done via config files on the command-line and any system-config gui 
> programs usually have a commandline replacement anyway. But if you 
> really wanted X check out 'yum grouplist' and 'yum groupinstall "X 
> Window System"'

but it's possible, and you can run a secure connexion from elsewhere, 
either using a VPN (I use and recommend openvpn), or tunnelling VNC 
through ssh.

Here's an example of what I do to configure routers & printers remotely, 
using their web interfaces. I'm using this coz I think the port numbers 
are more obvious:-)

In a terminal window (eg Konsole)
ssh -L8080: sysadmin.office.lan

Then I point Mozilla or something at

Moz connects to port 8080 locally, ssh forwards the connexion to an 
(mine) admin computer at work & ssh there forwards it to the gateway 
box. Rather than going through my VPN, I could use the external name for 
my office as ssh still connects through to my desktop.

vnc, smtp and many other TCP protocols can be forwarded.



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