Making a Remote Desktop Connection over a VPN
I am trying to set up a remote desktop connection to my work machine (running Windows XP). I have Remote Desktop access enabled on the remote machine, and I have a pptp connection to the remote VPN. I am trying to use tsclient (on Ubuntu Jaunty). However, that's where I am a bit stuck. I don't know exactly what the different options in the tsclient configuration actually are. Below are the ones I am particularly interest in:
"Computer:" - Hmm? Would this be the local ip address of the remote machine?
"Domain:" - Would this be my vpn gateway address? Like "vpn.myvpn.com"?
"Client Hostname:" - What's the difference between the "Client Host Name" and "Computer"?
"Protocol File:" - Don't have one; I'm assuming this is optional?
Just going by my intuition, I tried filling out the config options with the following:
The remote PCs IP address as "Computer" (note that this is the IP address listed under "My Computer" on the remote machine);
The vpn gateway address as "Domain";
The remote PC's hostname as "Client Hostname".
I left the protocol line blank; I assume this is for an optional config file?
Anyways, using the above settings, tsclient's dialog disappears for a few seconds, then a blank window appears for just a second, and the config dialog is back. No error messages; running tsclient from the commandline gives only the following message:
"(tsclient:11150): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: /build/buildd/glib2.0-2.20.1/gobject/gsignal.c:2387: instance `0x92d2d40' has no handler with id `6658".
I doubt that is related. I don't know what log files to check, or what else to look at to seee what went wrong. Any ideas?