connect to terminal services from a client behind a firewall (ts port change?)
Posted on 2005-04-20
I am a contractor for a government agency which as their network locked down pretty tight....for the most part only the standard ports (80, 443, 21) are open to traffic inside/outside of the network. I am looking for a way that I can connect via a terminal services (remote desktop) from a "Client" on the local LAN to a "Server" on the internet.
I tried to configure terminal services on the Server to port 443 but I was unable to connect to it (my.terminalservices.com:443) from any clients either here on the LAN or directly via the internet. I assume there is something that will not allow me to use the SSL port for terminal services.
My questions are....
1. Is there a way to figure out exactly which ports are open here on the government LAN without the system administrators feedback (I would hate to ask for this info - uhg, the government)?
2. Does it matter what ports I assign terminal services to listen on the Server, if so which ones can I and cant I use?