[Klug-general] openssh or what?
mike at tandem.f9.co.uk
Wed Feb 15 13:55:49 UTC 2012
ssh is simple and will probably work with almost no effort. In fact I'm
typing this to you using a set-up similar to the one you describe. I
prefer to have my email downloaded to one place and I get it with
fetchmail and distribute it to the mailboxes on a machine running
fedora. I had thought of setting up an IMAP server there, but have
never quite found the time. Instead we use thunderbird to access it.
Meanwhile here I sit on a laptop, running Ubuntu, and I have a launcher
on my toolbar which does
ssh -X <machine name> thunderbird
The gnome launcher is smart enough to pop up a window asking for my
password on the remote machine.
I'm sure I would find some applications a bit slower over WiFi but email
and browsing all but the most dynamic content seems fine.
I like it because all the bits came included and it just worked :)
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