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    Windows desktop application to control remote linux server and firewall

    Hi,

    I am trying to learn and remember the linux commands but i am having an issue getting the ssh and scp connections working. So i thought maybe some software might help me get things going.

    Are there windows based applications (open source or less expensive) that i can use to manage my linux server and firewall with just centOS 6 on it?

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    Putty? or were you thinking of a point / click windows tool that sends the commands on your behalf?

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    Hi tango, thanks for the reply sorry so late, we have had some warmer weather here in east Texas and i been outside doing some yard stuff.

    I do already have putty and its just fine. However, yes you picked up on the scent correctly inspector i was looking for something that was windows based that would send the commands for me. I dont think there is anything out there though that is open source and/or affordable. I did find one server manager software that was written in python but its for large scale commercial use and very expensive.

    But as it turns out i didnt need that afterall once i got things going. For about a week there someone else from another forum had me chasing my tail and sent me down the wrong road and i ended up having to re-provision my backup server and start over again. It was not a total loss i did learn some stuff so thats always good.

    I would still like to know if there is anything out there like a control panel but windows based like putty as it might come in handy someday.

    If i do find something i will update this post, but for now im good to go. Remote backups are working and being stored every night and its all functioning properly at the moment

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    I would propose you look into some combination of Webmin (primarily) and possibly if required some form of Samba.

    Webmin will allow you to be able to manage your server regardless of OS through a browser.

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    https://www.samba.org

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    Thanks for the reply Exodus,

    yes i am well aware of webmin. Two times in my life i have installed that POS, and both times i had to re-provision the server, unless someone knows what they are doing its useless as its too complicated (and yes i know its prob not a POS but that i am just untrained, i know i know).

    But webmin is not what i was looking for anyway. I wanted something that ran on windows not the browser, mainly because the server is not a web server. So since windows also has a command panel i thought there might be something that ran on windows and used the command panel in the background to talk to the server. In other words a glorified putty on steroids sort of thing with a nice UI

    I dont think such a thing exists that is open source or very affordable. As i said i know there are tools available to handle multiple non web servers on the commercial end which are very expensive. But i dont think there is anything for the small business or hobbiest.
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    I quite like webmin and works very well for me, i am not sure of anything like what you are requesting.

    Also not sure on your technical skills but have you thought about writing one yourself?
    Using a 'scripting' (not programming) language like AHK (Auto Hot Key: Simple language with a lot of help available ) you could build a simple UI tailored to the commands relevant to you.
    https://autohotkey.com/


 

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