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    I tried to configure SSH server (let us call this PC : Server PC) and putty (let us call this PC: Client PC) exactly as described in the link above (step by step).

    I have got two PC with XP Profe OS,,,,one PC (Where SSH server is installed) is on cable modem and other PC (where PUTTY is installed ) is on dialup.

    I was able to establish a SSH Tunnel but I could not access RDP,,,,I do not know where was the problem.

    Port forwarding is okay no problem otherwise I would not be able to establish SSH tunned

    from PC where PUTTY is installed (let us call it Client PC) when I tried to type in the ip address (for the PC where SSH server is installed let us call it Server PC) with source port number (for Client PC) I received the below error message :

    Any idea what troubleshoot should I perform ?

  • #2
    Re: Remote Desktop via SSH and error message

    What port forwarding rules did you use on your router?


    • #3
      Re: Remote Desktop via SSH and error message

      In putty you can configure SSH tunneling.
      See this for example:
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      • #4
        Re: Remote Desktop via SSH and error message

        I too am running XP on the client had to do this last week, and found out that tunneling 'localhost:3389' did not work. After a quick search I came across the following page:

        The magic step is step 3 - for XP, you have to forward '' (yes that's .2), and then in the RDC dialog box you have to enter '' as the address.