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FreeRDP through Proxy

asked 2015-05-13 10:30:48 +0300

anonymous user


updated 2015-05-13 10:31:56 +0300

Hey there, I want to connect to a server through a proxy server and different ports. Is this possible? If it is, what is the easiest way to do so? Thanks in advance.

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answered 2015-05-26 12:00:07 +0300

DanielLRA gravatar image

Thanks for your reply. Since I've never used any of your tools, I'll just explain the situation a bit more detailed (sorry if I repeat myself): We want a encrypted connection (from a Windows Device etc.) to a remote server, but we have to go through a proxy server and we can't use a SSH tunnel. Port forwarding, SSL certificates and the like is already established, we just need a tool to connect (after your explanation apparently FreeRDP-WebConnect), but I'm not sure how to set it up.

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answered 2015-05-13 18:02:07 +0300

alexpilotti gravatar image

updated 2015-05-13 18:03:49 +0300

You mean FreeRDP or FreeRDP-WebConnect?

The former uses a plain TCP/IP protocol, which as such can be proxied for example via e.g. a SSH tunnel.

The latter uses HTTP and HTTPS, with a persistent websocket connection employed for the RDP traffic.

Persistent websockets need some care in order to be proxied. In the Squid case for example, read_timeout and client_lifetime settings need to be set accordingly.

We have plans to publish some guidelines on this topic soon.

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