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Ubuntu 7.10 Linux Unleashed, Third Edition by Andrew Hudson, Paul Hudson

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Chapter 15. Remote Access with SSH and Telnet

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The ability to control your system remotely is one of the high points of Ubuntu—you can connect from any Linux box to another Linux box in a variety of ways. If you just want to check something quickly or if you have limited bandwidth, you have the option of using only the command line, but you can also connect directly to the X server and get full graphical control.

Understanding the selection of tools available is largely a history lesson. For example, Telnet was an earlier way of connecting to another computer through the command line, but that has since ...

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