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Ubuntu Unleashed 2013 Edition: Covering 12.10 and 13.04, Eighth Edition by Matthew Helmke

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Logging In and Out from a Remote Computer

Although you can happily log in on your computer, an act known as a local login, you can also log in to your computer via a network connection from a remote computer. Linux-based operating systems provide a number of remote access commands you can use to log in to other computers on your local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), or the Internet. Note that you must have an account on the remote computer, and the remote computer must be configured to support remote logins; otherwise, you won’t be able to log in.

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See Chapter 16, “Networking,” to see how to set up network interfaces with Linux to support remote network logins and Chapter 17, “Remote Access with SSH and Telnet,” to see how to ...

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