Configuring remote access (raspi-config)
This recipe shows how to use the
raspi-config utility to configure remote access to the Raspberry Pi.
For most network applications, a graphical user interface (a GUI desktop) is not needed. The memory and processing power spent creating a GUI desktop can be invested in a better in the network application. The majority of the recipes in this book are written so that they can be used remotely without a graphical user interface.
If you have installed a Raspbian Linux distribution (as recommended in Chapter 1, Installation and Setup), secure remote access via the SSH protocol is already enabled.
Raspbian Linux has remote access via SSH enabled by default.
After you've completed this recipe, your Raspberry ...