Remote Desktop in Linux via SSH tunnel

So, the remote machine runs xrdp Remote Desktop Protocol server. You want to connect to it from your local Linux computer with a Remote Desktop client.

Run locally ssh with the following arguments:

ssh -L 33389:localhost:3389 -l <username> <remote_computer_ip>

This will connect to your local port 33389 the remote port 3389

Then open another terminal window and type:

rdesktop localhost:33389

This will run rdesktop and let it transparently connect to the remote machine port 3389 as if it were your local port 33389.

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