Help me please: I'm confused about remote log-in.
Michael C. Shultz
ringworm at inbox.lv
Sat Sep 25 00:01:41 PDT 2004
On Friday 24 September 2004 09:45 pm, Mark Jayson Alvarez wrote:
> Good day!!!
> My home pc is obtaining an internet connection
> through a dial-up modem. And as for this, I'm using
> ppp. On my analysis, the ppp program residing in my pc
> is connecting to some sort of an authenticating
> server, am i right? Aside from the PPP, I've read the
> portion in freebsd handbook regarding dial-in/out
> services but I couldn't figure out how the process
> works. Now, what i really wanted to do is to allow my
> friend to log-in remotely to my pc and run some
> applications like vi, mpg123 etc or even use my pc the
> way I'm using it (just experimenting and of course I
> would definitely want to do that too).
> These are the questions that are constantly floating
> in my mind:
> 1. If I have a modem connected to a phone line, is it
> possible to let my friend dial from his pc my
> telephone number and then let FreeBSD answer the call,
> and authenticate him by some sort of a login prompt?
Look at /usr/share/examples/ppp/ppp.conf.sample
scroll down to:
# Server side PPP
# If you want the remote system to authenticate itself, you must insist
# that the peer uses CHAP or PAP with the "enable" keyword. Both CHAP and
# PAP are disabled by default. You may enable either or both. If both
# are enabled, CHAP is requested first. If the client doesn't agree, PAP
# will then be requested.
> 2. What process would this be? Will I use some sort of
> ppp server and then he uses his ppp to dial my
> telephone number?
> 3. And If ever he will be connected to me
> successfully, is it possible for me to still dial to
> my isp knowing the fact that he is using my modem to
> connect to my pc?
If you have a second modem and line so one connects to your
friend and the other to your ISP. Your friend can also go to the internet
through your system.
> 4. And how about ssh? Knowing that we are not in LAN,
> if we both connect to the internet, is it possible for
> me to login to his pc and vice versa, using ssh by
> specifying his ipaddress? How will the process be?
> WIll he be using some sort of ssh daemon listening to
> my request?
> You need not specify the specific details and
> configuration files, just the hints about the
> I've asked these questions because this would be very
> helpful to me now that I've got my first job working
> in an actual IT environment.
> And that would be all.
> Thank you very much for the time.
> Network Operations Team
> <matato at pregi.net>
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