Now heres the scenario.. Off late my parents have started using my laptop ..Unfortunately my crave for data stored in my laptop coincides with my parents using it!!
So here comes OpenSSH to the rescue .Here is a schematic of my home network..
1) Desktop running ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) and Connected to Network via RJ-45 Cable.
2) Laptop running ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) and Connected to Network via WiFi.
The number of computers and type of connection does not matter … To the best of my knowledge OpenSSH comes as a default package both in ubuntu 10.04 and 10.10.If its not then install it.
$ sudo apt-get install ssh
Now to test whether its working.. try connecting to your own machine
$ ssh suhas-desktop
here ‘suhas-desktop’ is the host name …you can use ‘localhost’ as well
If you get the same as i did or if you get something like
“The authenticity of host ‘localhost (192.168.1.2)’ can’t be established.~~blah blah~~Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no)?”
then its working fine 🙂
Now you will need the IP Address of the computer you want to connect to ..This can be found out by many ways.. the simplest one would be
Right click on Network Connection icon in the top panel > Connection Information > IP Address
Now to connect to the other computer go to Places>Connect to Server..
Enter the details in the window
Service Type - SSH Server - 192.168.1.3 port - 22 folder - /home Bookmark Name - raaghu-laptop
You will be prompted to enter the user name and password …i logged in as root (Not Recommended)
I recommend you use the add bookmark feature this helps in easy access of the files.
The pic below shows the file system of the other computer
The ease of access is unbelievable as shown in the pic below
File being accessed
Video being played
Problem solved!!! 😉 😉
The Home page of OpenSSH can be found here