Secure to redirect 80 to 443 for RDS RDWeb?

Hello Folks,

I would like to set up RDS for a client so they can access RDWeb easily by simply typing instead of typing I accomplished this by:

1. Setting up 301 redirect for all traffic to
2. Opened port 80

I know that opening port 80 is a general no no but given that all traffic is redirected to one SSL site, my thought is that it would minimise the risk. Both ports 443 and 80 are NATed to the RDS box from a firewall.

Is opening port 80 to my RDS box secure in this case?
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a global 301 essentially prevents any client accessing any content or application, so I wouldn't expect that there is any significant increase in risk at all.


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JohnnyD74Author Commented:
Thanks! Just what I needed to know!
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