Q. Ok, Iâ€™ve just order server and they Iâ€™ve installed Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 on my server. Now how do I Logging in remotely from my Laptop or desktop system to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5? Can you tell me commands I need to type? I prefer to use GUI if possible.
A. You need to use ssh client. Your hosting provider must provide you root password.
ssh (SSH client) is a program for logging into a remote machine and for executing commands on a remote machine.
I recommend using ssh as compare to GUI to save both bandwidth and to avoid security related issues.
When prompted type the password for root user. Following typical first time session to establish secure connection between your desktop/Laptop and remote Linux server:
$ ssh [email protected]
The authenticity of host 'host51.nixcraft.in (188.8.131.52)' can't be established. RSA key fingerprint is 10:cd:8e:3b:59:e4:3d:4c:e2:08:a6:12:dd:dd:d8:74. Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no)? yes Warning: Permanently added 'host51.nixcraft.in' (RSA) to the list of known hosts. [email protected]'s password: HIDDEN-PASSWORD Linux host51 2.6.17-11-generic #2 SMP Thu Feb 1 19:52:28 UTC 2007 i686 The programs included with the Ubuntu system are free software; the exact distribution terms for each program are described in the individual files in /usr/share/doc/*/copyright. Ubuntu comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by applicable law. Last login: Mon Apr 9 17:10:27 2007
Now you can type commands such as