I am getting requests to connect via remote desktop

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theedudenator
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I am getting requests to connect via remote desktop

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I have had a few instances where someone is trying to connect to my remote desktop.

Is this someone trying to do this? Or something with the software?

Do I need a firewall? Or blocking some ports?

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patrice4419
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Re: I am getting requests to connect via remote desktop

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Perhaps a firewall will do - try ufw and also gufw. Most distros have them. Well Mint 16 does as I installed it.
Sudo ufw enable
Sudo ufw default deny
sudo ufw allow out 53,137,138/udp
sudo ufw allow out 20,21,22,25,80,139,443,5900,8001/tcp
sudo ufw deny out to any

This was picked up from one of the many instruction web pages ( there must be millions by now) but it works.
gufw is the graphic interface - you might not want that but it is easier to manage the firewall.
You can set other ports of course, just make another rule.
(Penguin PocketWee running Mint 17.1 Cinnamon, Intel Dual Core i5-4250U 1.3Ghz (2.6 Turbo), 8Gb DDR3, mSATA SSD 250Gb, wireless dual band.
The router (D-Link DS3580L) with USB slot.

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