Linux Remote Access

There are several ways to access Linux systems remotely.   The protocols that we support are the Secure Shell (SSH), NX, Secure Copy (SCP) and Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP).

SSH, NX, SCP, and SFTP are widely used, reliable, and there are several good free and simple-to-install programs available that you can use from your own computer. All data transferred using SSH, NX, SCP, and SFTP are encrypted, making it difficult for anyone to steal your data or your password.

SSH is used for command line access.
NX is used for full desktop and command line access similar to Remote Desktop on Windows.
SCP and SFTP are used for remote file access.

From UNIX/Linux

Most UNIX and Linux variants have SSH programs installed, frequently the OpenSSH version.  To use the OpenSSH SSH client program on UNIX/Linux, simply type SSH followed by the name of the computer in a command shell.  You can also use NX to access remote Linux systems.

From Mac

The Terminal application included with OS X can me used for SSH or there are several other 3rd party SSH client programs for Mac.    You can also use NX from Mac to access remote Linux systems.

From Windows

There are several good SSH client programs for Windows.  A very simple and easy to install SSH client program for Windows is called PuTTY.   You can also use NX from Windows to access remote Linux systems.

Linux Remote Access

To see a list of available remote servers go to

/remote