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Remote Desktop Connection after pix 525 firewall and cisco router 2800

Posted on 2006-10-22
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Last Modified: 2008-01-09
i have router 2800 connect to  pix 525 then to windows 2003 server pc with ip and i use static nat refer to this ip the public ip to this static ip is 62.X.X.X and i wnat to enable remote desktop connection to this server
how i can do that
what must i change in pix and router


Question by:nasemabdullaa
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you need to forward port 3389 through to your servers IP address, when the request hits your public IP, it then passes it through to the PIX, which then fires through to the server

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thanks for your reply
i use static nat which the static IP refer to public  IP but how i can check the port 3389 if its open or not and if its lock how i can open it

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if your Natting on the PIX then i cant help as i simply dont know CISCO
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thanks Jay_Jay70
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worth posting a pointer question in the networking or routers TA, that will get some CISCO guys in here
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Ehab Salem earned 2000 total points
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Nothing to change in the router.
On the pix you have to open port 3389 for RDP and nat the outside to the internal IP of the machine you want to connect to. As follows (access list 101 is applied on interface outside):

name RDP_server
access-list 101 permit tcp any host eq 3389
access-list 101 permit ip host 62.X.X.X any
static (inside,outside) 62.X.X.X RDP_server netmask 0 0

hope that helps.

(This is for pix 506e)

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