Ticket #854 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 11 years ago

Last modified 11 years ago

VRDP can not listen on localhost on Gutsy -> Fixed in 1.5.4

Reported by: roel Owned by:
Priority: major Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 1.5.2 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: other


I am running Virtualbox 1.5.2 on Ubuntu 7.10.
Due to security reasons, I would like to have the VRDP daemon only listen on localhost (, so the only way to connect to it is using an SSH-tunnel.
I use the following command ("wintest" is the name of my virtual machine):

VBoxVRDP -startvm wintest -vrdpaddress

The command fails and I get the following error on the command line:

VirtualBox VRDP Headless Interface 1.5.2
(C) 2005-2007 innotek GmbH
All rights reserved

Listening on port 3389
Error: failed to start machine. Error message: Failed to launch VRDP server (VERR_NOT_SUPPORTED)

The log file shows the following:

00:00:04.694 VirtualBox 1.5.2 r25433 linux.x86 (Oct 18 2007 08:59:10) release log
00:00:04.694 Log opened 2007-11-03T09:18:10.836215000Z
00:00:04.740 VRDP: Failed to query a property: 2, rc = VERR_NOT_SUPPORTED
00:00:04.740 Failed to launch VRDP server (VERR_NOT_SUPPORTED), error message: 'Failed to launch VRDP server (VERR_NOT_SUPPORTED)'
00:00:04.740 ERROR [COM]: aRC=0x80004005 aIID={1dea5c4b-0753-4193-b909-22330f64ec45} aComponent={Console} aText={Failed to launch VRDP server (VERR_NOT_SUPPORTED)} aPreserve=false
00:00:04.781 Power up failed (vrc=VERR_NOT_SUPPORTED, hrc=0x80004005)

If I run the command without "-vrdpaddress" the Virtual machine works fine.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by sunlover

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Summary changed from VRDP can not listen on localhost on Gutsy to VRDP can not listen on localhost on Gutsy -> Fixed in 1.5.4

Thanks for the report. This is a known problem with 1.5.2. The fix will be included in 1.5.4.

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