Linux & Windows

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Broken In
Pls take time to answer this

I have two computers at home one have Red Hat Linux 7.1 Installed and the other have WinXP

(SP2)Installed.Both are Networked over LAN.Now I want the user of WIN XP machine to connect to

the machine running Linux (& vice versa) as a User and run all the commands as though running in

its own machine.I think it is possible using telnet or some other utility from windows but dont't

know the how.So guys pls help me in doing this its urgent.Referring web links is solicited.


Commander in Chief
Well for Telnet,

use the command :
telnet [host name i.e. the computer's network name] and u will connect to ur system,

Now Use these commands :
What this command does....
ls This command will list all of the files and directories within the current directory.
cd <directory> This command will change your current directory to the directory you specify. An example would be that "cd public_html" would take you into your public_html directory.
mv <filename> <location> This command will move a file from its current location within the current directory to the directory you specify. For example, let's say you are in your public_html directory and you want to move the file "links.cgi" into your "cgi-local" directory. At the prompt type "mv links.cgi cgi-local.

chmod XXX <filename or directory> This command will set the permissions on a file or directory to whatever you specify. The "XXX" would be replaced by actual numbers, such as 644. For example, if we wanted to set the permissions on our links.cgi file in our cgi-local directory, we would first go into that directory then type "chmod 755 links.cgi" at the prompt.

rm <filename or directory> This command will delete the filename or directory you specify in the current directory. If we wanted to remove the directory named "user", we would type "rm user" at the prompt.

man <command> This is one of the most helpful commands for new users. It allows you to see all of the different options for a particular command. For example, if were were to type "man ls", we would then see all of the different options available for the list (ls) command.

traceroute <domain> This command will perform a traceroute on a particular virtual domain to see how many hops it takes to get from your location to the domain specified. An example would be "traceroute", which would show us how long it takes for packets to get to and how they get there.

whois <domain> This command will display the current InterNIC record including administrative, technical, and billing contact for a particular domain if it is already owned.

Source : Help Quest

Use Pico to edit a few kinda files (basic edit)
pico <filename>

ANd to talk, type
talk <username/login name>

Hope this helps,


Broken In
hi there
you can connect those two computer on with winxp and other with linux by using a server program commonly known as SAMBA. search it on goggle i am sure u will find a solution :)


Broken In
if you want to run commands through command prompt in windows then you can use telent or ssh (which is more secure ) however telnet is available by default and if its like the setup u mentioned you can probably use telnet like the @QwertyManiac describes.
if u want to get a graphical control of linux ( copying files, moving folders, etc ) i suggest u use samba as @popper1987 suggested.
My suggestion is to use both :D
ps: you can also use VNC to get the linux desktop on windows system. site is
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