Connecting to a bach(elor) server from Linux
The easiest way to connect to a bachelor server from Linux is to use
x2goclient (which can be downloaded here), which automatically uses an ssh tunnel to communicate the RDP protocol. Note that this application is installed on most Sterrewacht Linux computers. First, open
Click on the
New session icon to set up a new connection (see left image; click to enlarge).
Give the session a name and enter the host name in
Host: (in this example, bach1.strw.leidenuniv.nl)
Provide your username in
Login: and for the
Session type at the bottom select either
Input/Output tab, you should set the size of the display. Press
Ok when done.
Start the session by clicking on the session or enter the session name in
Log in with your credentials and accept any keys if necessary.
Alternatively, one can use
remmina (Remmina Remote Desktop Client).
Open the application and press
New connection profile in the upper left corner (see left image; click to enlarge).
Give the profile a name and select
RDP as protocol.
Enter the server name and your username
Set a suitable custom resolution at
To allow the communication to go through an ssh tunnel, go to the
SSH Tunnel tab. Press
Enable SSH tunnel and enter your username.
Initialise the session by pressing
Save and Connect and enter your password.