RE: remote desktop question
From: Mike Harlan (longmike317_at_gmail.com)
Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2005 07:20:36 -0500 To: firstname.lastname@example.org
You could tunnel Remote Desktop through SSH using account lockout for
so many failed login attempts. Also, you could use a software
firewall on the Remote Desktop machine that uses some sort of IPS
From: cc [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Friday, October 21, 2005 1:28 AM
Subject: remote desktop question
The company I work with recently required a remote desktop access and
to keep the budget down, I used a XP Pro system to receive only one
Remote Desktop user.
Since this requires the opening up of a port on the firewall,
I'm quite concerned. I have limited the system to only one or
two users who can log on. Since this is my initial foray
into the remote desktop client (in the past, we used PCAnywhere,
but it's getting more and more expensive(hard to justify
purchasing a license for each system).
In what ways can I protect the remote desktop system from
being broken into? (Well, aside from shutting it down.)
Any pointers appreciated.