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What is a good modern parallel SSH tool? [duplicate]

I have heard that pssh and clusterssh are two popular ones, but I thought I would open it to discussion here and see what the community's experiences with these tools were? What are the gotchas? Any ...
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How do I ssh on slow/flaky connections?

I am dealing with a really slow shell connection. It is in the cloud and I am very far from the server. My connection also breaks sometimes as it is over the internet and I may also be using shared ...
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How to remotely install Linux via SSH?

I need to remotely install Ubuntu Server 10.04 (x86) on a server currently running RHEL 3.4 (x86). I'll have to be very careful because no one can press the restart button for me if anything goes ...
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What is the best way to run a remote ssh command in background but still displaying?

I need to run SSH commands remotely with the output displaying locally. But if the connection breaks I want the command to still run. I am not talking so much about logging in and executing but doing ...
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How to Restart explorer.exe Remotely?

I'm having big troubles with a remote server that for some reason explorer.exe crashed and, although I didn't lose remote desktop connectivity, I can't do anything. Is there a way of restarting ...
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Rsync: remote source and destination [closed]

If both source and destination are remote, rsync complains: The source and destination cannot both be remote. rsync error: syntax or usage error (code 1) at main.c(1156) [Receiver=3.0.7] Is there a ...
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BASH shell session logging on remote host

What's the best method of logging a BASH shell session to a file on the host machine? The preferred output format would be equivalent to PuTTY's "printable output" log setting, as viewed by the user ...
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Cannot administer services on remote Windows machine due to security issue

I have a Windows 2008 machine A with Administrator account X. I have another Windows 2008 machine B with Administrator account Y. Both machines have an account Z, with same username and password on ...
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How can I remotly shutdown a windows machine

I need to shutdown and / or reboot remote system. Can this be done remotely without physically being next to the server?
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Remote Desktop on the same network

I have a main server set up and staff that use laptops to come into the office and work. We have currently moved everything over onto a server setup in the office that the staff can all remote desktop ...
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Check to see if a directory exists remotely (shell script)

Is there a way to see if a directory exists on a remote server? Perhaps there's a better way, but I'm writing an application deployment script, and I want to create a directory on a remote server if ...
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Securely wipe a headless remote linux server

I'm about to terminate my relationship with my hosting provider of many years, but I'd like to securely wipe the box before I do. This is a dedicated server running Debian on a single EXT3 drive and ...
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Cheapest way to remotely control 120v outlet via ethernet?

What is the cheapest solution to be able to remotely power cycle a regular 120V outlet via ethernet? I've seen solutions like iBoot, but they're really expensive. Is there a cheap way to remotely ...
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Use PerfMon to connect to a Remote Computer

I want to use PerfMon to connect to a Remote Computer. What ports do I need to have open in my Firewall to be able to connect?
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Run remote powershell as administrator

Before I dive into the question, I have found several other questions that seem similar to mine, but they have not been able to solve my problem. Here are links to them: Remotely run a script ...
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Possibilities of connecting to linux box console without network

Having to manage a couple of remote dedicated servers, working with network related stuff can be quite stressful. Is there any possible way I could connect to those boxes (possibly via third box) and ...
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Remote Desktop Problems

I rebooted our 2k3 server box, and it looks like its hanging for some reason and I can't connect via terminal services to investigate. Any suggestions to resolve this issue? Update Working on vpn ...
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How would you remotely install software on multiple Windows XP machines?

I need to install the standalone google talk client for Windows XP. I have the googletalk-setup.exe. How would you go about installing this on 100+ Windows XP systems? Is there an automated way you ...
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remote command execution on Windows 2003 server

I have a single command that I would like to execute on a remote Windows 2003 server. I have tried wmic, which works, but the only way to display standard output is to redirect it to a local file, ...
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What is a “VPN Consolidator”

A client recently mentioned using a VPN consolidator for remote access to their server. I've never heard this term used before. Is it some type of slang that I'm not familiar with? I did a bit of ...
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Powershell: Execute exe on remote server and capture output

I am trying to script the execution of an installer on remote web servers. The installer in question is also a Windows Service that hosts NServiceBus. If RDP'd into the server, the application is ...
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How to audit security on Remote Employees' PCs?

We have several remote developers who are working on our code and have access to our FTP server. Recently someone copied an infected file to the FTP server and virus spread throughout the whole FTP ...
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Enable Remote Login (SSH) without GUI on a Mac

I'm having an issue with my Mac where it's freezing on the initial login. How can I enable ssh without using going into system preferences, etc.
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Any Integrated Mangement Tools out there? (DRAC, iLO, RAC)

So I have been on the lookout for a master tool to manage all my Integrated management adapters on our servers here. Such as Dell DRAC, HP Integrated Lights-out and IBM's RAC e.g mRemoteNG works ...
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Backup and disaster recovery debian lenny on remote server

I am new to Linux so I apologize if the questions are stupid. I have a Debian lenny web server complete with MySQL, dovecot, Postfix Apache, PHP5, etc. It runs on a server in a datacenter so I have ...
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How do remote filesystems (nfs ssfhs) handle remote-to-remote copies?

After working with a few large files over sshfs, one question started dwelling in my mind. Suppose I have a sshfs (or NFS for that matter) mount on ~/remodetir and I want to do something like cp ...
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Best Practices - Windows 7 Remote Road Warrior Laptop User Permissions

I'm interested in what are considered best practices when setting up laptops for remote users who are never in the office. With UAC in Windows 7, a standard user is significantly limited in what they ...
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How to allow remote connections from non localhost clients with ssh remote port forwarding?

I have a system say "privatesys". I am trying to give access to its web server through a remote proxy using ssh remote port forwarding like below. Private sys name: privatesys Port exposed: 80 The ...
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Resize /var partition on a remote system (Linux Debian Lenny)

At a server that I only have access via ssh and vnc to (which means no booting from a "live" CD/DVD is possible), I would like to shrink the partition assigned to /var (in order to free some space for ...
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Is my Exim vulnerable to the recent remote exploit (CVE-2011-1764)?

CentOS using yum to update Exim. Exim is configured to not allow remote connections using the local_interfaces config option. My old version was 4.63-5.el5_5.2 and after using: yum update exim it ...
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Remote support via VPN without split tunnel

my title might not be very clear, but I'll explain my setup in more detail now. We have several customers (companies) that need to be remotely supported. At these customers we have servers running ...
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Remote Diagnostics of Client PC's

I have an army of PoS (Point-of-Sale) client machines in the field. Most have an IP connection to the server. My challenge though is logging remote diagnostics from these machines. Things like ...
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Windows 2k3 and RDP issue over Internet issue (RDP works locally)

I was asked to take a look at a family members' friends' Win2k3 server - Remote Desktop was no longer working, and they were trying to figure out why. This server is running Win2k3 SP2. I determined ...
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Windows Server Backup 2008 - Language Incompatibilities?

I have 2 Windows 2008 Server R2 machines - one is Japanese language based and the other English. When I try to connect from the English language server using Windows Server Backup (snap-in) I get the ...
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How a batch file runs on a remote machine started by PSEXEC

I am having an issue running a Batch file on a remote machine suing PSEXEC. The file runs but does not run like it does when run through remote desktop. The batch runs a file which is a 32 bit ...
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remotely check amount of RAM on a computer using command line

How would I remotely check the amount of RAM on a computer using command line? (Windows XP and/or windows server 2003)
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Copying huge files between two remote machines - Efficiently

I have a shell script which keeps on copying huge files (2 GB to 5 GB) between remote systems. Key based authentication is used with agent-forwarding and everything works. For ex: Say the shell script ...
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Any clever way to put a password in an SSH key?

My host uses passwords instead of id_rsa's to SSH in. But instead of typing the password everytime, is there a way to put the password in my .ssh/config ? For example: Host gravy_access Hostname ...
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How do you differentiate between a local and remote terminal?

It's not a common scenario, but I find myself accidentally inserting commands into the wrong terminal. I haven't damaged anything important yet; So before I do, what are some of the best ways to ...
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Running remote commands on Windows like ssh -c on linux

Is there a way to run remote commands in a windows system just like you can in Linux using the "ssh -c" command. Thanks! Autobyte
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“Must-have” Windows remote administration tools [closed]

What tools do you find useful for remote administration of Windows systems, specifically workstations? What tools sounded useful that ended up being more trouble than they were worth? I'm not ...
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What tools are available to scan remote desktops for certain types of files?

I need to scan about 50 desktop computers and check to see if any *.doc, *.xls, *.ppt etc... files are being stored locally. I am wondering what tools might be available for this. A quick Google ...
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Script to find out differences between local and remote file systems over SSH

I am looking for a script to find out the differences between a local and remote file systems (over SSH). Ideally the script should do the following: -browse the local file system for folders -find ...
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How to get a remote desktop / X11 with ubuntu 10.04 LTS from mac os x?

I am running Snow Leopard OS X 10.6 and I have X11 installed. I also have ubuntu 10.04 LTS running on a remote machine. I have root privileges. So far I haven't really installed anything besides the ...
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Automated Backup System Managed Remotely - Ubuntu Server 10.04 (Other OS if recommended)

After procrastinating so long to get a backup system in place, and losing some important data on the way... I've finally decided to start stetting it up. After searching for Ubuntu specific ...
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Escaping spaces in a remote path when using rsync over a remote SSH connection

When using SSH to connect rsync to a remote server, how do you escape spaces and such in the remote path? A simple backslash escapes the space for the local bash prompt, but on the remote machine the ...
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Hardware to send a restart signal to a desktop motherboard

Have a cluster of desktop computers that are used to process data. Sometimes they crash and it would be nice of we could send a signal to the motherboards on them to restart the machine if we stop ...
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Two sites connected with wireless point to point: how to configure and ensure internet traffic goes through local broadband?

Scenario: Two offices a short distance apart. Let's call them Main and Remote. Both have ADSL broadband. Windows network in Main. Currently different subnets. 192.168.16.x in Main and 192.168.0.x in ...
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Remote Access Server for design software

I am thinking about setting up a server for multiple clients to log in to (2 at the same time max), so that people away from the office can use our (resource hogging/CPU intensive) design software ...
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How to use Remote Desktop for administration when a policy is set to start a program automatically?

On a Windows 2008 R2 server with the Remote Desktop Services role installed, I have used a local group policy to start a program automatically. How do I log into the console session to manage the ...