Access your Linux box with RDP from your Chromebook
Setup an RDP session from your Chromebook to your Linux box
Sometimes ssh is just not enough.
There is no Xnest app for your Chromebook, but with xrpd you can still setup a remote graphical session to your Linux box.
Setup of the Linux box
I have created a small LXC Linux container with Debian Squeeze with a standard minimal Debian installation on it (in tasksel just choose for SSH-server).
As root install xrdp and blackbox:
apt-get install blackbox xterm xrdp
Create a user. Create a file .xsession in the homedir of this user:
exec /usr/bin/xterm & exec /usr/bin/blackbox
Now the Linux box is ready :)
Setup of the Chromebook
On my Samsung Chromebook 303C I installed the app "Ericom AccessToGo". This is a free version for personal use.
Open the app in your chromebrowser, enter the ip-address of the Linux box. Also provide the username and password of the user on the Linuxbox with the .xsessionfile.
That is it :)
Please remember that the RDP protocol is developped by Microsoft and has Microsoft-grade security. Because of this it is best to run the connection over a VPN or through a ssh tunnel.
RDP runs on port 3389. The stock ssh client unfortunately can only setup a local ports in the range 8000-8999. The RDP client however does not comes with an option to connect to a another port then the default.