Ubuntu Networking :: How To Connect To UWF's EDesktop Via Terminal Server Client
Jan 5, 2010
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.
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'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?
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 can successfully connect to a remote Windows Computer using Terminal Server Client but I cannot save the profile (Fedora 12).This means I have to enter the details every time I wish to connect. As I have many different remote locations I need to access on a regular basis is there any way to save the profiles?
in my office all users connect to internet via VPN.in our office there is one special server that we want when users connected via VPN,users can not connect to the special server and when users are not connect to via VPN can connect to that server.
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?
I'm trying to connect to a PPTP VPN service located in UK (I think) and everything seems to set to the right values. I've checked and double checked the gateway address, user name and password. But every time all I get is a brief message 'vpn connection XXXX failed'. Is there any way to know what is wrong? Is there any log file, or is it possible to connect to a VPN server from the terminal?
I'm running Lucid on a laptop client and a desktop server. The server has windows partitions that I'd like to connect to from the client using nfs over a wireless link on my home network. Is this possible? (I'm currently using samba but find it slow and stalls shutdowns on the client.)I've successfully connected to ubuntu partitions on the server via nfs, but most of the data is on the windows partitions, and must remain there.
Desktop Server Linux OEL 5 (not wireless) cable connected to the WRT54G router port. (I can go to the Internet with this server, but not able to communicate other computers on the WRT54G Wireless Network. Even though, the Linux Server is connected to the WRT54G router port.) From the Hyper Terminal Wireless laptop Windows/XP, I want to connect to my Linux Server.
I'm trying to connect to a Microsoft ISA PPTP server from my Linux box. The box I'm connecting from is itself a router. I have no problem connecting a Windows XP machine to the VPN via this machine. This is fine, but I would rather connect via the Linux machine, giving me far more advanced routing options (i.e. no to send every packet from the XP box completely unnecessarily via the PPTP tunnel). The Linux router is running Debian Lenny.
I've checked iptables. There were initially some issues. I've fixed those.
Invoking pppd from the console, I can see that authentication succeeds, but then some negotiation goes wrong and the server terminates the connection. Here's the output from pppd, with the more sensitive stuff removed:
Code: <hostname>:~# pppd call <peer> nodetach debug using channel 19 Using interface ppp0 Connect: ppp0 <--> /dev/pts/2 sent [LCP ConfReq id=0x1 <asyncmap 0x0> <magic 0xe3e45f75> <pcomp> <accomp>] code....
I love Ubuntu and last night I wiped crappy windows 7 off my laptop and installed and customised a beautiful Ubuntu 9 OS ( I tried the new 10.04 first but it had some issues for me ). Now, up here at work we got a Domain Controller that is running windows server 2008, I need to be able to RDP into it and mess with it, I tried to use the Terminal Server Client that comes with Ubuntu, and I can see the login screen just fine, but when I try to log in it says incorrect password and wont go through.
Just to make sure it was not my account that was the issue, I went to my boss and used his computer (a MAC running OSX) and I was able to get into the same server with the same credentials, so it has something to do with my computer not my account. Do any of you have any ideas on what the problem could be?
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 have the following problem:I have to networks in remote places.I have an opnvpn client in one network that connects to the the router (openvpn server).My question is,can i connect the network where the openvpn client is,throught the computer with the client to the other network.If yes,how? (please make it an idiot proof anwser because i have limited knowledge about iptables). I was thinking like forwarding (the router in the network with the openvpn client is also firewalling with iptables) the request of the ip class of the openvpn network to the computer with the client,which masquarades the interface
I am trying to use a smartcard with a remote windows computer via the terminal server client. I didn't see any settings in the UI, but I did see a redirectsmartcards property in the conf file. I tried setting it from 0 to 1 but it didn't seem to have any effect (still getting traditional login dialog on remote computer). Does anyone know if this setting is supported or not? I did install pcscd and friends and when I insert the usb smartcard pcscd does show up in /var/log/messages so I think the smartcard is working okay locally.
In windows using remote desktop connection you can press Ctrl+Alt+minus to copy the current window on the remote desktop to the clipboard. How do you do that in Ubuntu's terminal server client? I have not found any key combination that works
I would like have my client computer be able to boot off of a cd right into a terminal server connection. Not click here, then there, enable wireless....so on.. Just boot into a terminal server connection screen.
I was trying to connect to my machine over the internet through a VPN. I was able to connect, with a fairly high ping (30-40 ms), then when I use Terminal Service Client to connect, just the login screen takes FOREVER!! Using a Virtualbox WinXP, I connect to the VPN and use its Remote Desktop and it is super fast.
until 2 weeks ago I had o.S11.3 on both my Siemens and Asus laptops. I have installed NX No Machine. ( I know it's not open source,I am using the free version). With commandline ( root) /usr/NX/bin/nxclient I was able to connect to the other machines. I got Qt: Locales not supported on X server, the NX menu popped up and I was able to connect by inserting resp codes. After fresh install of o.S.11.4 on the ASUS the commandline (root) answers:
xlib: connection to":0.0" refused by server xlib: No protocol specified nxclient: cannot connect to X server:0.0
The ASUS can still be reached from the other machines (one with o.S.11.3,the third one with o.S.11.2 ) SSH ( Lan)connections are all working forth and back between the machines, even to and from Win XP, however only from Win 7 on the ASUS, but that's a Win7problem. Comparing the installed xorg-x11- server-extra : on o.S. 11.3 Additional X servers ( Xmdx,Xephir,Xnest,Xvfb ) ,on o.S.11.4 the Xvfb is missing, might that be the reason?
I followed this tutorial: http://www.howtoforge.com/virtual-us...l-ubuntu-10.04 Minus the Quota for the mailboxes, since I don't really care about that. But I don't think that should cause any problems in the configuration. The server is in my local network.
I tried to connect with Thunderbird and Kmail. Kmal brings up an error message eventually, saying something about a time-out. Squirrelmail says code...
I searched everything & everywhere only to see that more people have that same error message come up with Squirrelmail. From my understanding some have fixed the issue but I couldn't actually find a solution to this.
So a while back I was able to mount a directory from my OpenSuse server as a NFS on an Esxi server. After restarting the Esxi server, the NFS became inactive and I was unable to remount it. The error given was that the Esxi client was unable to connect to the Suse server. I was looking into the showmount -a command on the Suse server and it showed the mount point on the Esxi server. Could this be causing the Suse server to reject new attempts to mount the directory? What else can I try to fix this problem? Also I should note that both servers can ping each other.
I have Samba PDC server on CentOS 5..we have 10 thin clients in our network which were working fine previously with the windows Terminal services... Now i have replaced my windows 2003 Domain to Samba Domain Controller.. Is there any why i can connect our thin clients with SAMBA DC in the our environment?