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RDP over SSH?

Posted on 2004-10-30
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I currently have RDP set up at home, on its default 3389 on a Windows XP machine, and im forwarding 23 external to 3389 internal (where I work blocks many ports outgoing).

I want to put the session in a secure tunnel so it cant be monitored. I think that I need to implement SSH. Everything that I find on the web is geared towards linux.

What do I need to do this? What are the steps to do this? Why can't they find a 6'4" terrorist?

Help me out...
-Justin
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    by:sunray_2003
    Justin,

    Did you have a chance to look at this Tunnelier.
    http://www.bitvise.com/remote-desktop.html

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    by:cmsJustin
    Thanks for the link, it looks neat but I cant test it until I get home later. Ill let you know how it works out.

    -Justin
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    by:sunray_2003
    OK
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    by:oBdA
    RDP encrypts by default:

    Platform SDK: Terminal Services - Remote Desktop Protocol
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/en-us/termserv/termserv/remote_desktop_protocol.asp

    MS02-051: Cryptographic Flaw in RDP Protocol Can Cause Information Disclosure
    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=324380

    High Encryption on a Remote Desktop or Terminal Services Session Does Not Encrypt All Information
    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=275727
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    by:cmsJustin
    I know but I dont want them to know that I am using RDP at all...
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    Well here is what worked for me.
    At home I installed openssh for windows: http://sshwindows.sourceforge.net/

    At work I used putty for my ssh connection.

    Putty: http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/download.html

    Open Putty --> enter external IP address of home system
    In Putty click on connections -->ssh --> tunnels
    Enter 3389 for source port
    Enter <internal ip address of home system>:3389
    Destination = Local
    Click Add
    Save these settings in Putty with identifyable name so you don't have to reenter it each time.

    Connect to home using putty through ssh port 23.
    Once authenticated just minimize Putty.
    Start Remote Desktop
    Type localhost in for computer name.
    Login with home username/password.
    Complete whatever illigitimate activity you have planned ;-)
    Done.

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    by:mmisero
    By the way: don't forward 23 to 3389 at home.  Just be sure that 23 forwards to the xp machine.

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    by:cmsJustin
    Thankyou to both of you for helping me out. I actually ended up using WinSSHD and then PuTTy for the client end of it. Putty is cool because its a very small file and there is no install required. Thanks again!

    -Justin
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