My local system:
MacOS Mojave 10.14.6
I launched an instance on AWS, as follows:
I had the security group set up to allow SSH and RDP from everywhere (0.0.0.0/0)
I downloaded the server key, and used it to connect to the remote server, from a Mac Terminal, as the ubuntu user.
I then installed the LXDE desktop on the Ubuntu server
sudo apt update -y sudo apt upgrade -y sudo install lxde -y
When that was finished, I installed xrdp
sudo apt install xrdp -y
I then set up a password for the user ubuntu:
sudo passwd ubuntu
I downloaded the VNC Viewer to my Mac, installed it and started it.
I use Goddady, so I created a DNS entry for my remote server. When I ping it:
ping xxx.xxxxx-swdev.com PING xxx.xxxxx-swdev.com (xx.xxx.40.14) 56(84) bytes of data. ^C --- rxxx.xxxxx-swdev.com ping statistics --- 251 packets transmitted, 0 received, 100% packet loss, time 256005ms
I see that it’s recognizing the IP address of the server, but it does not come back, and when I hit CTRL-C, it breaks with the above info.
When I open up the VNCConnect client on my mac, and enter the DNS name into the connect dialog, it tries for a while, and then comes back with a message telling me that it timed out. Same result if I enter the IP address of the server.
Obviously, I am missing some steps. Any ideas?