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Ubuntu Unleashed 2014 Edition: Covering 13.10 and 14.04,Ninth Edition by Paul Hudson, Andrew Hudson, 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 17, “Networking,” to see how to set up network interfaces with Linux to support remote network logins and Chapter 18, “Remote Access with SSH and Telnet,” to see how to ...

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