Ubuntu Networking :: Can't Access Work Remote Desktop Via The Terminal Server Client On Wired Box Running 10.10?
Dec 3, 2010
I am at a loss. I can not access my work remote desktop via the terminal server client on my wired box running Ubuntu 10.10. My wireless laptop is able to connect right away once I established the VPN connection. The VPN connection is established on both boxes with no problems.
When I tried the Terminal Server Client on my wired boxed, it says it can not establish a connection. Yet my wireless box gets connected immediately!
I check the /etc/dhcp3/dhclient.conf and the /etc/resolv.conf to see if there were any differences, but they are essentially the same. When I have the vpnc connection, they both recognize it and I am able to ping the IP address shown when I do a "ifconfig" on the terminal.
What can be the problem? Anything I need to configure on a wired computer versus a wireless one? What else can I check?
In the past, I've installed Internet services as daemons and as xinetd.d with no problems. Those approaches do not meet my needs. And, perhaps, nothing will.
- the service was converted from VB-6 to wxPython. It has a GUI which is accessed with either "remote desktop" or VNC. - the wxPython service works on Windows and can be accessed from other hosts on my LAN - the wxPython service works on CentOS and Fedora, but can only be accessed from within the server host. Even from other user-ids. But, I cannot get to it from other hosts. - ipchains AKA firewall ports are marked for INPUT. - The server host uses autologin to fire up a useid in group "user". I do not want it running as "root". the .bash_profile fires the service up. - the service is heavily mult-threaded, and supports devices connected to serial ports asynchronously with the ephemeral port threads (all this works).
There are some programming solutions that I would rather not develop. - a proxy service that runs under xinetd.d. - separate the GUI code from the Internet and serial port code. Allocate a "control" port for remote GUI control. a'la SAMBA & SWAT
Is there any hope, that I can run it as is, by doing some network configuration stuff.
When either of the proprietary Nvidia drivers are enabled, viewing the desktop using a remote client (Windows TightVNC) does not work. The initial remote screen display is ok, but no updates to the remote display occur. Reverting back to the non-proprietary driver solves the problem. I have also tried using a 10.04 Live CD and used Remote Desktop Viewer on the client machine, and it behaves the same way.
I am building a Terminal Server Client using debootstrap for work. I found a couple post that suggested that I can change my inittab configuration to not load login. However it is my understanding that inittab has been replaced by upstart. I would like to know how to modify upstart so that instead of the user seeing a login: prompt my script is automatically loaded (rrdesktop)(revisedrdesktop) and the user is brought off a live cd to my terminal server.
I am a novice in the world of cloud and recently managed to configure Ubuntu 9.04 Cloud (using kvm, eucalyptus and other packages) successfully at my college for my project work. The problem is that i can only manage to view the running instance using rdesktop from any remote machine. Is there any way to do this other than rdesktop/logs? Secondly, I want to develop a application on the lines of google docs as a part of my project. Is it possible to install apache server on this virtual instance, and host a website? How will the client access this website? Which frameworks would be required or do I have to develop one?
I have a mate who runs the IT in his office. He has recently set up and secured the network but now has an issue logging in to the network from home. Here is the message I got from him regarding the set up and what he is having specific issues with.
I was really pleased with the results on my Pen Test; the office itself is a pure MS environment but the testers all use Ubuntu 9.10 to hack with. The main tools of choice are Nessus and Ophcrack with a bit of NMap. It's pretty scary what you can do with just these tools. I had a Wireshark trace running all the time and it's fascinating to watch how these guys crack open a system. The only really major change I've had to implement on my network is to force the use of SSL as a transport layer for our remote desktop sessions. This has forced me to start using MS RDP Client 5.2 because it can use certificates on the session. The problem I've got now is that the Terminal Client in Ubuntu can't do this so I can't remote in from home on my Ubuntu laptop.
Running Ubuntu 9.10. In the Remote Desktop config dialog I get: "Your desktop is only reachable over the local network. Others can access your computer using the address 127.0.0.1 or tabatha.local." I understand this means only the loopback ip address is available. All my other machines show their true local ip address (e.g., 192.168.1.104) in this dialog. Thus I cannot log on to this desktop from other machines.
When I try to do a remote logon from another Ubuntu 9.10 box (or from an XP box using a VNC viewer), I get: "Connection to 192.168.1.102 has been closed." What steps are needed to make this machine show its actual ip address? All file sharing between the various machines is working properly and all windows shares back and forth between XP and 'nix, and among the the vaious XP boxes and linux boxes are available as designed.
I've just been tasked with making our company's workstations available from remote locations over our internet connection. While it seems simple in concept, I know there will be several issues I'll have to deal with. What I'd like to know is if anyone has recommendations as far as software to use and methods for securing connections. I'd like to have communications encrypted, which last I heard OpenVNC couldn't do (maybe that's not the case?). Also, I'm not really sure how the interactions between windows clients vs. my linux server and the remote connections should be handled. Would I need a separate instance of say, OpenVNC, on each client that I wanted to be allowed remote access?
I just set up Remmina the other day to be able to access my desktop remotely. However, I can only do this when I am connected to my home network. Is there a way to set up Remmina so that I can connect to my desktop remotely from outside my home network?
my g/f was able to access her jobs computers from home in Windows. she'd go start->program->access->connect to remote desktop... (or something like that) in any event, i've found some programs in Fedora 14 that say they'd do the same, however i can't get it to work. in "remote desktop viewer" i'm trying to use 'VNC' protocol,and trying to put the ip in the first of the "Host" lines.
now, there might be another issue, is it possible she need more info than the ones she got in order to use LINUX remote desktop? she has (what she has written down as) Computer # 126.96.36.199 and then ';' and 4 additional numbers, so (for the sake of the example) computer#: 188.8.131.52;2222 she has a 'username' and a 'password'.
I have 4 boxes on a local network: 2 with XP only, 1 with Ubuntu 9.10 only, and 1 with both. All boxes can share folders, set up with share-admin instead of using Nautilus right-click properties for each folder. I can see and control the remote desktops on all boxes, to all other boxes, from all other boxes,with one exception: I can only access the XP desktop on the dual boot box, not the Ubuntu desktop. When I try I get: "Connection to host 192.168.1.102 was closed." I am refused access to the Ubuntu desktop in this manner from both the other Ubuntu machine, and from both XP machines.
My setups are basically plain vanilla with routine installs of Ubuntu 9.10. On the XP machines I am using TightVNC on the XP machines to view both other XP desktops, and the Ubuntu desktop that is accessible. On both Ubuntu setups I am using (I suppose) vino and vinagre, and have completely re-installed what I think is the relevant software. There is no firewall running on the Ubuntu dual boot, when I check ufw. For reasons I cannot determine the inaccessible Ubuntu desktop is not providing its own address but instead in the Remote Desktop config dialogue it identifies itself as 184.108.40.206 which I think is the loopback id. I know so little about this sort of networking that I am not giving all relevant info, but I still thought I'd try.
New Fedora 13 Install. I have Remote Desktop Enabled. I can access the machine from itself but not others on the network. I stopped the firewall, that did not work. I looked in hosts.allow and hosts.deny, no entries there. The vino server is running. There is nothing in /varlog/messages, dmesg or /var/log/secure, at least nothing I could find related to vino. What else can I check? The conf file in my home folder looks exactly like one on another machine where it is working. forgot to add the message I get when I try it from a remote machine is "The connection to host 192.168.1.100 was closed". So it appears something is actively rejecting the login.
They are running Kubuntu. How to access their desktop from my home or office using Internet. Logically I remembered about kfrb and X11-vnc. But both of them need some approach to provide security. I'd like if someone could give me some pieces of advice on choosing the simplest and better approach:
To secure kfrb or x11-vnc is simpler or better to mount a vpn or to use an ssh tunnel? Is there any other solution? My pearents ISP use DHCP, so I think it would require some service like dyndns or similar...
Setting up desktop (9.04) behind router for remote access by latptop (9.10) I am setting up desktop (9.04) behind router for remote access by latptop (9.10). Rationale: All of my files are on my desktop HD, but I am often out of my home needing to work on my files. It is becoming labour intensive to keep track of the files I make/change and try to copy them on my non-connected desktop/laptop.
Dream: Able to remote access and modify my desktop files from my laptop (while the files remain on the desktop). Request: A simple, GUI, basic, non-technical guide how to set it up!
What I know: 1.I was going to use the 'Remote Desktop' VNC connection under System->Preferences. However, if I understand this correctly, this only secures my computer (i.e. Locks the front door of my desktop) and the data streamed between them is not encrypted.[URL]..
2.Then I need to set up my router to accept the connection from my laptop.
3.Then I will need to use SSH to secure the info sent between them. This is the bit I don't really have a good grip on.
I have Lynx, trying to connect to a tightvnc server on a Win7 box on my LAN.
Server IP: 192.168.1.42:5900
The remote desktop window just goes black and pops up a dialog saying connection closed every time.However VNC works fine as I installed xtightvncviewer as an alternative and that connects, and I can view the Win7 desktop and control it and do everything you would expect.
I've also tried connecting using Android VNC viewer from my phone on my LAN and that also works fine so it appears to be an issue with Remote Desktop Viewer.Incidentally using R.D.V. on Intrepid into a tightvnc server on my old XP box worked fine.
I'm currently successfully using the Terminal Server Client to connect to an SBS 2003 server at a remote location. I've been trying to figure out if it's possible to connect to any of the XP machines on the LAN behind it. I currently have to use RWW in IE on a VirtualBox XP machine to do that, and I'd love to be able to get rid of VirtualBox completely.
The server has 2 NICs, one connected to the internet, and the other connected to the LAN. There is only one public IP. The computer I'd most like to connect to has a static, private IP. Anybody done anything like this or have any thoughts on how to get it to work?
I was looking for:how to access my Linux machine(OpenSuse 11.3) that is being hosted at my hoster company from my home Win Pc, I found TightVNC , but I am confused, should I install it on both systems ( viewer and server) ? .. what about the VirtualBox , can i Access with that tool or it is only for mounting the local Virtual Machines?
More for my own posterity than anything else, I thought I'd document here the way to get to eDesktop through linux (debian, ubuntu) at the University of West Florida (UWF), since they appear to only support Windows through their documentation on the University web site, and the link through Argus (the secure web site) doesn't work in Linux. This is sometimes needed to use the University resources (libraries and computer programs) from remote locations, and otherwise a google search is fruitless. I had to have a guy in the computer science department show me how to do it.This may apply for other Universities with similar setups.
So I setup VNC on my Mac (that runs Snow Leopard) and my PC (that runs Ubuntu) and I gave the IP address to Ubuntu, entered the password and it worked fine. The problem is that it still works fine... I only made this connection to test it because I thought it'd be cool, which it was (for a while). Now I cannot delete this connection whatsoever!
I have tried changing the password on the Mac, limiting the users, and even switching it off completely by unchecking its checkbox. I have also tried limiting the users... BUT UBUNTU STILL MANAGES TO GET INTO MY COMPUTER! This is really annoying because anyone using the PC downstairs can now go into my Mac and mess about with things - I hate this. Somehow, Ubuntu has locked in on my Mac and, despite the changes, can earn access no matter what!
I'd document here the way to get to eDesktop through linux (debian, ubuntu) at the University of West Florida (UWF), since they appear to only support Windows through their documentation on the University web site, and the link through Argus (the secure web site) doesn't work in Linux. This is sometimes needed to use the University resources (libraries and computer programs) from remote locations, and otherwise a google search is fruitless. I had to have a guy in the computer science department show me how to do it. This may apply for other Universities with similar setups. It was impossible for me to figure it out on my own, I had to go back to my old 9.04 partition to get the info...
1) Open Terminal Server Client (Applications>Internet>...)
2) Insert as follows:
Computer: eDesktop.uwf.edu Protocol: RDP User Name: YOUR USERNAME
3) OPTIONAL BUT RECOMMENDED click Save As and save it as a quick connect so you don't have to refer to this again.
4) Flip through the other tabs and configure as desired, and click Connect!
I have installed Ubuntu Server (lamp+openssh) on a laptop in order to use it as a testing web server for my projects. After configuring it I've also installed the GUI to make things easier as I'm not very proficient using just the command line.
I'm using the wireless connection on the laptop to communicate with the router and my main desktop (Windows). I've assigned it a static local IP (192.168.1.99) in order to be able to access the sites on my web server from my desktop, and everything works fine.
Now comes my problem: I need to be able to access those local sites from a remote location (outside of my local network) as well. How can I do that?
We have installed Ubuntu Server 10.04 LTS for file share (Samba) at our local network.
I want to access my local server (Local IP 192.168.1.200) via internet from remote location. I have already installed SSH on our ubuntu server. I understands that using "Putty" we can access our server. Furhter, our Internet IP is dynamic (which is not an issue for us).
i installed unix services for windows 3.5 on a windows xp pro box and it installed fine. I configured nfs on the debian box and exported the ip of the client computer and forwarded port 2049 correctly. I followed the instructions for setting up teh nfs client on windows. However whenever i go to tools->map network drive and type in the server-domain-name:/file-address it says it cannot connect?
My office is on migrating to UNIX system. I am configuring Centos as our server including some program will be running on it. But one of the problem is we use foxpro for operating some program on server directly. I can run that program on Centos using DOSBox. My question is how can i run that program on winxp client that connected to network through samba to that program on server? so my plan is just give the shortcut and link it to server. I have tried to open it but not work.