[SATLUG] Ubuntu 10.04 Remote Desktop

Paul Halmos paul at paulhalmos.com
Thu Jan 6 22:04:43 CST 2011


I am not 100% sure on ubuntu, but more than likely root login via ssh is disabled by default. In the sshd_config there is a line like PermitRootLogin change that to yes and restart sshd. Or better yet, don't login as root.

On Jan 6, 2011, at 9:41 PM, Andrew Pickens <wg5o at sbcglobal.net> wrote:

> I want to access my computer from any of the other household computers on the local net: one ea. Mac, Linux Eee, and a Puppy box.  Preferences > Remote Desktop make it look easy. However, I have not been able to make it work.  I've made an effort at self help.  If anything, there is too much info. on line; I haven't been able to sort it out.
> 
> It was suggested that I use ssh.  I found I needed Openssh and used Synaptic Pkg Mgr to install Openssh client and server.  Still, no luck.  My first try with Puppy gave the following, which is typical:
> 
> # ssh izzy.local
> The authenticity of host 'izzy.local (172.16.1.35)' can't be established.
> RSA key fingerprint is 7c:c2:cc:3a:fe:18:bd:20:f7:29:80:1b:e8:42:5a:b1.
> Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no)? yes
> Warning: Permanently added 'izzy.local,172.16.1.35' (RSA) to the list of known hosts.
> root at izzy.local's password:
> Permission denied, please try again.
> root at izzy.local's password:
> Permission denied, please try again.
> root at izzy.local's password:
> Permission denied (publickey,password).
> #
> 
> No matter what, the password is ignored.
> 
> It appears that the secret may be in /etc/ssh/sshd_config.  I don't want to mess with a public key, so I changed "Pubkey Authentication" from yes to no. That made no difference.  But, sshd_config is a big file with a lot I don't understand, so it seems time to seek help.
> 
> *Maybe all I need is the command to connect w/o using ssh.
> *
> Any help will be appreciated.  I've already put too much time into this project.
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Andy Pickens
> 
> "Sometimes the magic works, sometimes it doesn't."
> 
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