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What is the secure way to set up access with Remote Desktop behind a 4port router belkin?

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We have a 4 port router with a standard firewall and I was going to forward a port to a machine behind the firewall to use Remote Desktop, however I wanted to do it in a secure manner.
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The best way is VPN'ing into a router/firewall then using RD. Port forwarding is good, and if possible using an access list limit what IP's can see this port being open. If you know that your going to connect to that PC from a certain range of IP's permit only the ones you will access that port from. That's the ideal way. But if you will be accessing this pc from various sources that you will not be able to tell the IP of- then you may think about the VPN solution.

But there are a few other ways to be secure when doing this sort of thing. Terminal Service (aka Remote Desktop) listening port's are easily changed to something innocuous. If you have windows 2000 clients that will connect to the RD with the default listening port changed, I suggest downloading the Remote Desktop Client For Xp and install it on the 2000 workstation, as it makes connecting to a non-standard TS/RD port easier
To connect type in the ip or the DNS name of the RD, and place a colon then the port number
ip.ip.ip.ip:1234
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/tools/rdclientdl.mspx
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306759 (change the RD listening port)
-rich
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