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Old 12-04-2009, 12:56 PM   #1
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Question rdesktop to MS server that uses SSL server authentication?

I have rdesktop installed on Linux Fedora and SUSE systems. Rdesktop connects without problems to most of our Windows systems.

However, some Win2003 servers were recently updated to use SSL certificates for server authentication with RDP. When trying to connect to these servers via rdesktop, an error is returned: "Connection reset." (That error is seen in SUSE. In Fedora, it just times out.)

(Info on Windows process for using SSL certs with RDP here:

I tried creating a SSH tunnel with a connection to the local host, and then using rdesk to connect to the winserver:

ssh username@ -L 1024:mywinserver:3389

rdesktop localhost:1024

That errors out with ERROR: Failed to open display:

Has anyone been able to use rdesktop to connect to a Windows server that has server authentication through SLL certs enabled?



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