Re: Open port for RDP

From: Marc Reynolds \(MSFT\) (
Date: 05/31/03

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    Hi John,

    The RDP client uses TCP port 3389. Is it secure - that is loaded question,
    but obviously opening a port is less secure than the port being closed. But
    if you have strong security on your server with Terminal Services it should
    be reasonably safe.

    Hope this helps,

    "John Francisco Williams" <> wrote in message
    > Hi Group. I would like to open a port on my firewall to redirect users to
    > connect to a Windows 2000 server with Terminal Services enabled. They are
    > using the Remote Desktop Connection that comes with XP. What port should I
    > open? Is this insecure?
    > Thanks in advance,
    > Frank

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