I'd like to be able to create a Ubuntu VM which will allow access to the desktop via a web portal so i can access the machine from any web browser enabled machine.

The typical use would be to allow me to securely use my home internet in the situation where I am connecting a personal machine to a public network with highly restrictive web filtering. I am assuming its highly likely that basic RDP would be blocked and would prefer to use an HTTPs/java based solution or similar.

I think the chrome RDP plugin works fairly well but is not really suited as an always on solution.

Would anyone be able to point me in the right direction?


  • What about noVNC? – wb9688 Nov 14 '16 at 11:33
  • A non-answer to your question, but have you considered using OpenVPN and configuring it to use TCP 443? I ran one that way for awhile for public wifi's that only allowed 80/443. Obviously this doesn't work for 'any web browser enabled machine' but for your personal machine it's pretty slick. – bc2946088 Nov 14 '16 at 12:52
  • That actually sounds like a very good suggestion for what I need. Thank you – Urumiko Nov 14 '16 at 15:42

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