Most of the time, if not all the time, the Cubieboard has been accessed via a serial console, or directly via the keyboard and mouse while it is connected to a monitor. This works fine, but after the setting up and tinkering is done, it might be interesting to get it to sit in a different room where it can perform its task unattended. It could even be possible to have several boards running in a dataserver, for example, where remote access might become crucial. Thus, having remote access is very useful.
The most common and well-established way to connect to a Debian or Ubuntu machine is via an
ssh server. Installing an
ssh server is simple; just use the following command:
packt@PacktPublishing:~$ sudo apt-get install ...