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    SSL explorer and mac based users

    We use SSL explorer to provide remote access to our terminal servers for staff and students. For windows based people this works fine and RDP connects everytime however we have a growing number of staff and students who are using macs and cant use the RDP sessions to terminal services because the mac version of RDP doesnt work properly.

    So my question is how do you set up remote access for mac users and remote desktop services / gateway (what ever its called) isn't a solution as the NM doesn't want to use it for what ever reason

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    There should be a Java RDP client option in SSL Explorer. I think I had to manually add the Java SSL-Explorer RDP client/plugin but that seemed to work okay with Macs.

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    Buy a Juniper SSL Appliance and run rdp through there

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashm View Post
    There should be a Java RDP client option in SSL Explorer. I think I had to manually add the Java SSL-Explorer RDP client/plugin but that seemed to work okay with Macs.
    How do you add the Java plugin?

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    Buy a Juniper SSL Appliance and run rdp through there
    got one you recommend? not that we will be able to get one haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdench View Post
    How do you add the Java plugin?
    You have to log in as the global administrator user and add it that way. It's been ages since I have used it, you may need to look for the plugin on the internet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdench View Post
    got one you recommend? not that we will be able to get one haha
    SA2500 - about 3k

    And I don't think the plugins mentioned above are available as the URL's it links to are dead when i tried to do it for the Assistant head there ages ago max - Adito as the updated versions in them which you can export.

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    SSL Explorer was discontinued as a free project back in 2008 when they were bought out by Barracuda Networks. There was a fork called the Community Edition based on that and another project called Adito was also forked from this at the time. Adito later turned into OpenVPN ALS. All of these projects are on Sourceforge.
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    Do you know of any other entirely web based VPN solutions which will provide access for windows and mac users that will run on linux? Mainly looking for RDP to terminal servers

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    Thought I would mention something I found which appears to be maintained unlike sslexplorer, adito, openals. Hypersocket VPN | Free software downloads at SourceForge.net

    I used this recently to give access to our network to a contractor. He was a mac user, it has a mac client. Don't expect a browser based solution, but i was able to define some hosts/ports that they could access (in this case our Active Directory since he was developing an app that needed to access it). When they connected, he had full access to any host and port I defined. It appears to use some combination of tunnelling and socket redirection.

    So just publish your RDP resources, when user connects they just access the RDP server like they are on the same network. I guess the launching feature of sslexplorer made us lazy but i sent email to developers to ask for launching feature.

    Maybe this is one to watch, something to take over from the well loved, but neglected sslexplorer project.
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