These instructions explain how to use an SSH client and the Remote Desktop client that comes with Windows to access your BIAC desktop computer from a remote location.
If you don't have an SSH client yet, try the free Bitvise client, Tunnelier,
which has one-click Remote Desktop tunneling:
Login Tab Host: nernst.biac.duke.edu Port: 80 Username: myusername Options Tab Open Terminal: unchecked Open Remote Desktop: checked Terminal Tab Computer: mycomputer.dhe.duke.edu Then you can save the profile.
This is specifically for F-Secure's SSH Client, but should be easily generalized.
If you don't yet have an SSH client, see Method 1.
1) Start SSH Client. 2) Select File > Profiles > Add Profile... 3) Enter a name like "Remote to MyComputer" and click Add. 4) Select Edit > Settings... 5) Select Profile, and make sure "Include a separate set of Global settings in profile" is checked. 6) If desired, click on "Create Shortcut" button. 7) Select Connection, and enter the following: Host name: nernst.biac.duke.edu User name: myusername Port: 80 8) Select Tunneling > Local, click on Add... and enter the following: [Note: some clients call this a client-to-server tunnel.] Display name: Remote Desktop Source Port: 3390 Destination Host: mycomputer.dhe.duke.edu Destination Port: 3389 Type: TCP Application to start: C:\WINDOWS\system32\mstsc.exe /v:localhost:3390 9) Select Global Settings > Terminal, and make sure "Request Tunnels only" is checked. 10) Click OK. 11) Select File > Save Settings 12) Press Enter key to start your connection. 13) Enter your password when prompted to connect the SSH tunnel. 14) The Remote Desktop client should start automatically. Enter your username and password as usual. 15) If you saved a desktop shortcut in step 6, you can launch your connection using that icon in the future.
This is specifically for F-Secure's SSH Client, but should be easily generalized. It assumes the F-Secure directory is in your path.
1) Run the following command: ssh2 -S -L 3390:mycomputer.dhe.duke.edu:3389 -p 80 email@example.com [Note: some clients use -N instead of -S for no terminal session.] 2) Enter your password when prompted to connect the SSH tunnel. 3) Run the following command from a different command window or using Start Menu > Run...: mstsc /v:localhost:3390 4) When you are done, logoff your Remote Desktop connection 5) Press Ctrl-C to end your ssh2 tunnel from step 1.