On Saturday 30 December 2006 16:57, Paul Mc Auley wrote:
> > > What is the safest way of accessing a Linux home computer from outside?
> > > I'm running Fedora-6 with shorewall.
> What are you trying to access? Is it just shell mode operations? If you
> don't need GUI elements but may need other protocols such as POP3 and HTTP,
> ssh tunneling can carry the day nine times out of 10 and I suspect it would
> suit the needs in this case, but in the more general case openvpn is worth
> a look.
Basically, I'd like to access my desktop,
which is running the firewall as well as the ssh server,
from an external machine.
Incidentally, I use "ssh -Y" which seems to work perfectly with graphics?
I'm not clear what "ssh tunneling" in this context means.
I have a fixed IP address, and packets sent to that
are forwarded to my desktop.
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