Remote Administration


Remote administration of any system should be considered a potential anonymity hazard, since it is not under the user's physical protection and could be compromised. Although counterintuitive, it is necessary to follow all relevant recommendations in the Surfing Posting Blogging chapter to stay safe:


It is possible to remotely administer any operating system with GNU/Linux by using the Remmina desktop client. Remmina supports multiple network protocols, including RDP, VNC, SPICE, NX, XDMCP, SSH and EXEC.

For Whonix 14 users, Remmina is currently available in stretch-backports. Note there are two separate source packages:

  • remmina: the main GTK+ application.
  • remmina-plugins: a set of plugins to support various network protocols.

If you are interested in using Remmina, please first search the forums for this topic:

Help Wanted[edit]

Please contribute by helping to create full working instructions in Whonix! See: