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.


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 22

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