Noob-ish question about RDC with Digital Ocean Firewall & Droplet

Posted October 18, 2021 97 views
FirewallDigitalOcean Droplets

Hi all, sorry for the basic question.

I’m new to running Linux servers, but I have set up a Droplet and connected it to my local Windows machine with PuTTy and Remote Desktop Connection.

It was running perfectly until I set up the Firewall a little later. I understand you have to configure the Firewall to work properly, but must be missing something.

I can still connect to the server console via PuTTy, but I can’t connect to my GUI thru the RDC.

On my Digital Ocean Firewall, I have whitelisted my IP address on the Inbound Rules for SSH on the port that matches my settings in PuTTy.

But, when I try to connect thru RDC I get the error “Remote Desktop can’t connect… etc”

If anyone can give me some pointers it would be greatly appreciated.


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In case that you are using xRDP, by default it runs on port 3389. This means that you need to allow your IP address for port 3389 as you did for your SSH port.

Let me know how it goes.