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Vanyel 04-25-2012 12:48 PM

Connecting remotely to VirtualBox display - how to send ctrl-alt-del?
 
My head is spinning after a morning playing with the Remote Display feature of VirtualBox.

I have a Windows 7 guest in a VBox on a CentOS 6 host. I am connecting remotely from an OS X 10.6 machine.

I realize there are multiple ways I can connect to the VM on the Linux host. I have settled on the following for reasons of security.

ssh -Y <user>@<linux_box>
rdesktop -u <user> -p <password> 127.0.0.1:3389

This way everything is encrypted over ssh and passwords are safe.

Works perfectly, BUT if the guest VM is logged out, how do I send ctrl-alt-del from the Mac?

I would use the native OSX Microsoft RDC client. It maps ctrl-option-del to the PC counterpart. But I have to supply the LINUX login credentials in Preferences to connect to the VM, and Iím unsure of the security of my linux credentials.

jefro 04-25-2012 03:30 PM

Try control alt end keys.Be sure the focus is in the panel.

Some of the controls for remotes can be brought forward too and selected. Not sure what you see.


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