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Re: terminal server security vs vpn
From: "Brian Loe" <knobdy () gmail com>
Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2007 11:05:46 -0500

Are you using Terminal Server internally or do the users really want to
connect to their internal PCs? Does TS allow you to connect to another
server, rather than just serving up a desktop?

The best I understood your issue is that you want a secure way for your
users to connect to their internal PCs. The best I know of is a VPN
connection and then the remote desktop client. If there is a more secure
method for the same cost, I'd like to hear about it myself.

Also, changing a port doesn't provide any security. Using a high level
port might help obscure it, but that's about it. I've seen scans of
all ports as well as random ports before.

On 8/13/07, Juan B <juanbabi () yahoo com> wrote:


I am looking for a solution to my users so they can
log in from home and work connect to there office
pc's, of course I will use terminlal server.

My question is, why to use double encryption, why use
vpn client to connect to the corporate FW and then to
connect throw it with a ts session, AFAIK Ts is
encrypted as well and one can set the encryption to
high which is the same as VPN right?

I want to nake the connection simple to the user and
securure. do I need also a vpn client, I guess not, am
I missing something here?

I will also change the port to increase security.

Thanks a lot,


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