View Full Version : [ubuntu] Remote desktop

April 16th, 2010, 09:25 AM
Hi chaps
Can someone help me out with remote desktop.
It works fine within local network, but when I try it remotley over network it doesn't work.
Is there an option that has been disabled for security reasons.
I tried to google it but no luck.
Any help is appreciated.

April 16th, 2010, 10:12 AM
I don't know which port is used for Remote Desktop in Linux, but I guess you have to forward that port in your router.

A windows machine uses port 3389 by default if it is configured to access from a remote location. I'm sure that's not the same port as Linux (Ubuntu) uses.

April 16th, 2010, 07:34 PM
Is the ip address of the device you want to connect to 192.168.x.x? You can't connect to certain ip addresses remotely and would have to use port forwarding like new_tolinux said.