REGARDING SUSE LINUX 10.2

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I WANT TO DO ADMINISTRATIVE WORK OR MONITOR FROM MY LINUX SERVER TO CLIENT COMPUTER REMOTELY WTHOUT ANY KIND OF NETWORK CONNECTION. EVEN NO LAN OR WAN NOTHING....  WHICH SOFTWARE SHALL I USE FOR THIS PURPOSE THAT HELPS ME TO DO THE SAME WHICH I WANT?     NOTE THAT THE SOFTWATE MUST BE GPL i.e. COMPLETELY FREE AND CLIENT COMPUTER ONLY HAVE INTERNET CONNECTION AND HAS INSTALLED SUSE LINUX DESKTOP 10.2.

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HUH?

In order to remotely monitor or administer a server, you’d need some kind of connectivity.

But, you specify “WTHOUT ANY KIND OF NETWORK CONNECTION. EVEN NO LAN OR WAN NOTHING…. “.

What kind of connectivity do you propose? A modem?

Sometimes it is necessary to manage a server without interfering with it’s communication to the environment, or without presenting one. For this need, it is most often necessary to use an IP KVM, or something of the like. This allows “remote” management using the KVM device, while also preventing network connectivity to the device which needs to be managed.

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  • carlosdl
    It seems that the machine has internet access. It's just that Rechil doesn't see that as a 'network connection'. We would need to know how the machine connects to the internet (does it have a public ip address ?, is it accessible from the internet ? etc.)
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  • Subhendu Sen
    THE CLIENT COMPUTER ONLY HAS INTERNET CONNECTION AND NEEDLESS TO SAY THAT OF-COURSE A MODEM MUST BE ATTACHED WITH THIS COMPUTER EITHER EXTERNAL OR INTERNAL i.e. BUILT-IN.....
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  • Subhendu Sen
    OF-COURSE THE CLIENT COMPUTER HAS INTERNET CONNECTION AND IT HAS NO STATIC IP ADDRESS OR DHCP. HOW DO I CONNECT THAT COMPUTER FROM MY FAR LOCATION WITH ITS COMPUTER NAME ? THE CLIENT COMPUTER HAS SUSE LINUX 10.2 AND ALSO I HAVE SUSE LINUX 10.2 (either desktop / server version).
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  • Subhendu Sen
    IS THERE ANY SOFTWARE WHICH RUNS UNDER SUSE LINUX 10.2 AND THE SOFTWARE MUST BE UNDER GPL TO HELP ME TO CONNECT REMOTELY THRU MY SERVER ONLY TO CLIENT'S COMPUTER'S NAME, REMEMBER THE CLIENT COMPUTER ONLY HAS INTERNET CONNECTION THRU INTERNET STICK (LIKE DATA CARD AS TATA OR RELIANCE.....)
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  • Subhendu Sen
    I AM TRIED WITH NX OR VNC BUT THEY ALL WORKS WITH EITHER STATIC IP ADDRESS OR DHCP AND A WIRED CONNECTION. BUT I CONNECT THE FAR LOCATED COMPUTER BY ITS COMPUTER NAME AND INTERNET CONNECTION LIKE DATACARD (LOOKS LIKE USB STICK) IT HAS NO STATIC IP OR DHCP AND NO WIRE CONNECTION.
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  • petkoa
    Well, then probably you ISP assigns you a private range IP. It could be either static or DHCP assigned, but is non-routable... In this case ISP could arrange some kind of tunneling (not very probable without additional payment), or you shall arrange a tunnel from your client to the server (which, hopefully, has a public IP). Or, if you'd better not bother with tunnels, just write a script on a client which will netcat (or even mail) you the necessary information to the server. Good luck, Petko
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  • Sds9985
    If the server has no Internet connection, then you'd need to use a modem to connect to it. If you can live with a character-based terminal session, then you can just connect a modem to a serial port (internal or external) and run getty on it in /etc/inittab like we did in the old days. You can also redirect the console to a serial port and thus to the modem. See this article for some ideas. If you need a network connection between the two machines, you can set up a SLIP or PPP server on the remote machine and use a modem on your client to connect to it via SLIP or PPP by dialing out on the modem, like we use to connect to ISP's in the days before broadband. You really don't need DNS, since the PPP server would have the same address every time (on an RFC 1918 private network) and you could put it in the client's /etc/hosts. I recall that I had this scripted on a Linux system some years ago so that whenever I referred to an address not on my LAN, the modem would automatically dial up to the ISP and connect me to the Internet. This would be the same idea, except that when you referred to the remote server's address, the modem would connect you to it via PPP on the two modems. I don't recall the details of the scripts, as this was probably 10 years ago, but it can be done. Search for "SUSE PPP server" for some ideas on the server side and "SUSE ppp dialup script" for ideas on the client side. I will say this is a really crappy way to support anything. Maybe you could get a dialup account for the server so that it had some kind of Internet connectivity and use a service like getmyip.com to record the server's dynamically assigned IP address in DNS there so that you can find the server from the client side. Anyway, it can be done, but it isn't simple and it's 1990's technology.
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