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Old 5th December 2005, 11:26 AM
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accessing fedora server from windows XP

I have just installed fedora core 4 as a server on an old pc so I can use it as a web server. I do not have any monitor,keyboard, mouse etc. attached just a stand-alone tower. At the moment if I wish to use it I have to connect the necessary hardware from my main computer. I wish to access it via a crossover cable from my main pc using something like putty so from there I can control it.

Is this possible? If so how do I retrieve the necessary IP address etc.?
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Old 5th December 2005, 01:52 PM
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check out a program called synergy it is free and will allow you to use your primary keyboard, mouse, and even clipboard on networked machines using the ethernet connection

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Old 5th December 2005, 03:06 PM
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Any ideas on how will connect to my fedora box from windows pc. I am not sure how to get the ip address. I have a feeling I should have specified one when I installed Fedora?
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Old 5th December 2005, 06:57 PM
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if its a server you should specify one, DHCP for a server is not really a good idea

chances are its one higher or lower than your windows machine so you could try to ping likely addresses like so

windows: so if you linux machine came up after it would be if it came up before it would be

of course your IP addresses could be a differant format but if you really wanted to know for sure just plug a keyboard into the linux machine and login then do /sbin/ifconfig
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