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Configuring Linux for Remote Access

Enable Remote Desktop

Depending on your Linux distribution, configuration details may vary, but modern Linux desktop environments typically provide a feature called Desktop Sharing or Remote Desktop.

Open these settings and configure the service using a configuration similar to that depicted in this screenshot.

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Password Length

By default, Remote Desktop limits password length to eight characters. If you use more than eight characters, Screens will use only the first eight characters entered.

Optional: Installing a SSH Server

OpenSSH Installation

To install OpenSSH, open a terminal and run the following commands with superuser permissions.

For distributions using the apt package management system such as Ubuntu, Debian, or Linux Mint

$ sudo apt-get install openssh-server openssh-client

For distributions using the rpm package management system, such as Red Hat Enterprise, CentOS, or Fedora

$ yum -y install openssh-server openssh-client

Testing the Connection

Before proceeding further, use the following Terminal command to confirm that your OpenSSH server is working properly.

$ nc -v -z 127.0.0.1 22

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