Re: Connecting via Windows "Remote Desktop Connection" to a VNCserver
Hi. Your IT department tells you that it's OK to putty to your home system??? Are they willing to open up a special outbound firewall rule just for you??? Not trying to be a smart-alec, but just find that a bit interesting? In any case, to answer your question, I do not know of a way to connect Windows to a VNC server without using a VNC client on the Windows box. But if your IT department is going to open up their outbound lanes for you to SSH into your Linux box, then your all set. At least from a command line perspective.
However, fear not... there still may be a way to get GUI I suspect you'd prefer. Now, I haven't tried this out yet, but if you can install the Chrome browser on both systems, you can use the chrome RDP extension to connect to you home machine.
1. install chrome on both boxes
2. enter the chrome preferences tab on both boxes
3. select extensions on both boxes
4 choose "get more extensions" on both boxes
5. search "rdp" on both boxes
6. install `chrome remote desktop beta` on both boxes
7 try it out.
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