So heres my set up. The picture isn't "Exact" I have modified it, but it gives you an idea.
The tools I am using are:
VMware vCenter Server Version 5.1.0
vSphere Client Version 5.1.0
Another thing I might note is that the machine
DUCLAW are Virtual Machines.
KENT-PC is my physical machine with Administrative access to the domain where all 3 machines reside in the same local network
10.0.10.0/24. Also here is a list of the Operating Systems running on each machine:
Windows 7 Ultimate
Windows Server 2008 Datacenter
Steps I've taken thus far with SSH:
DEVILSMILKI am running
OpenSSHas my SSH server and have disabled
iptablesso all ports are open.
DUCLAWI am running
CYGWINand rules have been made to allow access to
Remote Desktopas well as port 22 for SSH.
My first machine
10.0.10.110:RHP(Random High Port) is SSH'd into
10.0.10.113:RHP is SSH'd into
10.0.10.130:22. All connections have been made successfully and are logged in.
SSH Tunneling Configurations on
Now with all these configurations set and SSH connected successfully from end to end I then initiate
Remote Desktop from
KENT-PC and try to connect to
Remote Desktop should then attempt to connect to
KENT-PC at at port
33389 which will then be forwarded to
DEVILSMILK on port
60666 which is then forwarded to
DUCLAW on port
3389 (Remote Desktop Port) and the connection should be established and it should work, and I will have tunneled
Remote Desktop through an encrypted SSH tunnel.
But it doesn't.
The error I get from
Remote Desktop is:
This computer can't connect to the remote computer.
Try connecting again. If the problem continues, contact the owner of the remote computer or your network administrator.
Couple other things to note.
Remote Desktop directly to
DUCLAW works fine with no issues, it just doesn't work through the SSH Tunnel.
Anyone know what I'm doing wrong?
UPDATE 1: Tried changing all the tunnel port numbers and hostnames to:
Still doesn't work. Also disabled the firewall entirely on
UPDATE 2: Tried using IP addresses instead of hostnames and that didn't work either. I also tried using port 3333 instead of 62333 for
Localhost Tunnel port number and still the same.