Well, if your running a SSH server on L you can connect to V using RDC
through the SSH tunnel. I do, or did, that all the time when I ran a SSH
server on either a PC inside my router or on the router itself, ie. DD-WRT
running on the router. Do you have a SSH server running on L? There are
loads of examples of port forwarding RDC through a SSH tunnel. Here are two
I have used with either the Tunnelier or PuTTY SSH clients, both Windows
programs. In my case I used the regular Windows RDC client to connect
through the tunnel to multiple PCs.
Is your remote client a LINUX box?
I haven't used a LINUX box since I retired almost six years ago so I can't
answer your samba question. You might start a new thread about that or
hopefully someone else can chime in to help...
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"Uncle Sam" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> Perhaps this diagram will make my situation more clear:
> All the hosts inside the firewall can be accessed only through the
> host L. Now since L is not running an X server, I cannot start an RDP
> session to V from L. I created an ssh connection from L to L2 which
> does run an X server but even there I could not start an RDP session,
> probably because L is not tunneling the X11 connection. So is there a
> way I can start a console RDP connection (either from L or L2) to V?
> A different but related question is as follows: I have shared some
> folders from V. I tried to access these shares from L using
> 'smbclient' but I got the following error: "session setup failed:
> SUCCESS - 0". Any clues? Perhaps I should post this as a separate