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    Question Windows RDP to openSUSE

    Hi I am setting up a openSUSE 13.2 server for GNS3 and need to RDP into it. I have tried xrdp but don't think I installed it or set it up correctly. I have uninstalled it. Can anyone tell me how to install it and set it up?

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    Default Re: Windows RDP to openSUSE

    Is there a specific reason why you need RDP? It's a very Windows-ish protocol meant for a single user-single desktop environment (apart from Win Server + TS but let's not go there).

    ssh+X or VNC would be better suited for Linux installations.
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    Default Re: Windows RDP to openSUSE

    Quote Originally Posted by Miuku View Post
    Is there a specific reason why you need RDP? It's a very Windows-ish protocol meant for a single user-single desktop environment (apart from Win Server + TS but let's not go there).

    ssh+X or VNC would be better suited for Linux installations.
    Yes but our Network Engineer doesn't want VNC. And how would you do ssh+X?

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    Default Re: Windows RDP to openSUSE

    Well I just tested xrdp in a VM on 13.2 quickly and essentially it went like this;

    as root;
    Code:
    zypper in http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/X11:/RemoteDesktop/openSUSE_13.2/x86_64/xrdp-0.9.0git.1401423964-2.1.x86_64.rpm
    systemctl start xrdp
    systemctl enable xrdp
    Then open the port 3389 in the SuSEFirewall ( YAST2 -> Firewall -> Custom Rules -> Add -> TCP port 3389 with source being whatever you need) or just disable the firewall completely if it's internal which I assume this is.

    And I was able to RDP using sesman-Xvnc as the Session. Tested only root though, bad me :-)
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    Default Re: Windows RDP to openSUSE

    Well how would I be able to be in Windows and use ssh-x to foreword a program from openSUSE sever?

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    Default Re: Windows RDP to openSUSE

    On Tue, 13 Jan 2015 17:26:01 +0000, dtimmel wrote:

    > Well how would I be able to be in Windows and use ssh-x to foreword a
    > program from openSUSE sever?


    Cygwin, putty - there are options on Windows.

    VNC is an option (I know you said your network engineer doesn't want to
    use it, and I actually understand why - security; VNC is unencrypted).

    You can secure VNC by tunneling it through SSH. I do this all the time,
    and it's a good way to handle this and it's secure.

    From a Windows system, use putty or something similar that lets you
    forward ports to an SSH daemon.

    Then forward, for example, TCP port 5910 to "localhost:5900". With ssh
    from the CLI, that would be:

    ssh -L 5910:localhost:5900 hostname

    The connect VNC to "localhost:10" rather than to the remote system.

    Presto - secure VNC access to a remote system, no traffic in the clear.

    Jim



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