This is kinda the nerdy way of remoting a pc on a remote network. Usually a vpn connection would be preffered, but in my case I don’t want to forward the rdp port of security reasons.
Lets use my setup as an example:
At home I have a server running Debian linux, I also have several windows pc’s that I want to be able to use remote desktop to. Since I have already forwarded the ssh port (22) to my Debian server I figured I could use it as a jumpstation.
The way I solved this is somewhat similar to the PuTTY proxy trick guide that I posted earlier.
Fire up PuTTY, enter the hostname or ip-adress of your remote network. Then navigate to Connection–>SSH–>Tunnels
In the Source port field, type 127.0.0.3:3390 and in the Destination field type the internal ip of the pc you want to remote followed by :3389, e.g. 10.0.0.3:3389
Connect and log on. Then fire up remote desktop.
In the remote desktop window you now need to type 127.0.0.3:3390 and connect.
Note: You don’t have to have a linux server running at home to do this, any device running an ssh server will do. For example if you only have windows devices, you can use MobaSSH