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pfSense 2 Cookbook by Matt Williamson

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Remote desktop access, a complete example

The recipe describes how to access an internal machine using Microsoft's Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP).

Getting ready

The purpose of this recipe is to demonstrate a typical firewall task from start to finish. The following example will demonstrate how to remote into an internal machine from anywhere on the Internet. Doing so requires the configuration of the following features, which have all been covered in recipes preceding this point in the book:

  • DHCP Server
  • DHCP static mappings
  • DNS Forwarder
  • Aliases
  • NAT port forwarding
  • Firewall rules
  • Schedules

How to do it...

  1. Let's connect a computer to our network.
  2. Browse to Status | DHCP Leases to find the newly added computer. Click the "plus" button to assign a new static ...

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