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Re: cloning hdb4 to another machine

Wanda Round wrote:

-----Original Message-----
From: Alvin Oga <aoga@ns.Linux-Consulting.com>
To: Wanda Round <wandaround@myrealbox.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Jul 2004 03:36:52 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Re: danger - Re: cloning hdb4 to another machine

hi ya wanda

On Wed, 28 Jul 2004, Wanda Round wrote:

The "IT department at work" is basically 2 guys who
think my answer is to scrap Linux and go back to the
warm womb of Microsoft.

i think you just increased everybody's willingness to help
get it done to show the microsoft-zombies it can be done

I'll get back on trying it tonight at home.

But I did realize that I'm actually lucky that they
will even let me have Linux at work. They're not so
much strictly opposed as they are doubtful.

The boss is old school--doesn't care if I get it done
by mind-reading as long as the boys tell him it's safe.

But at least they're willing to humor me for now.

Okay, leave your desktop system at work:-)

For this you need broadband.

Run vncserver on your peecee at work. It can run whatever distro is best for work. Or several.

At home, connect with vncviewer.

You can bring up a full desktop over the Internet.

How well it will work depends on how good a screen you need: it probably won't suit a graphics specialist, but for ordinary programming or system admin its fine. You can choose pretty much any screen size you like: your choice will be governed by your screen at home and the bandwidth requirements.

You can run several desktops of you want. On the same or on different remote computers.

The nicest way to access machines at work from home or vice versa) us with a VPN. For that I recommend openvpn. It's a Debian package, it uses UDP (so doesn't get the timing problems of TCP VPNs), uses adaptive compression, uses encryption for security. And it's easy to set up.

There are alternative related plans: filesharing with NFS across the VPN (not good for home directories, but probably good for getting the results back to work).

If you don't want a GUI, then a modem works quite well: it's what I'm doing at present.



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