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I have a pc "A" with the latest backtrack version. I would like to place it inside my protected network to perform some pentests and other network diagnostics. I have a PC "B" outside that network and I would like to, after closing the tunnel, remote access that PC "A" with the backtrack OS, so then I can perform the pentesting?

Is this possible?

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I don't understand your question. Can you be more explicit? What tunnel? Where is your Windows PC. What is a "protected network". Then is there any diference between this questions and the one you've made here? –  criziot Jul 2 '12 at 2:19
    
Yes, I will try to make it clearer! I want to remote access a "PC with backtrack" from my "windows PC"...that simple. Is it possible? –  NunoM Jul 2 '12 at 2:27
    
Configure vnc on the backtrack computer I believe would let you access it. –  Phillip R. Jul 2 '12 at 3:05

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Backtrack is linux, so you have all the options for accessing it remotely that you would with a normal linix distribution.

The most common ones are

  • ssh for command line access, and you can use putty from Windows to get to it.
  • vnc for remote access to the gui (you will need to start the VNC service for this to work)
  • X forwarding - where you run an X server locally on your Windows machine with Xming for example, and use the -X parameter with ssh to forward gui sessions to your Windows pc (in putty this is in the ssh session options).
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