Re: Terminal Server Client
On 09/03/2011 12:52 AM, F. L. wrote:
On Sat, Sep 3, 2011 at 3:01 AM, Gilbert Sullivan <email@example.com
Sorry I'm just jumping into the middle without having read much of
the thread. The rdesktop package stopped working for me a long time
ago. I've been using remmina ever since. Is that available to you? I
manage a moderate number of WS2003 and WS2008 systems from Debian
testing using remmina.
Thanks. I try the remmina now, it works.
meanwhile, the rdesktop does also work, no matter use hostname or ip
The reason I went spelunking in the aptitude package manager to find a
replacement for rdesktop was that I started having very inconsistent
results with it (more than a year ago, I think).
Forgive me for the interjection if it's inappropriate or ill-timed.
It's fine. It's not some courtesy course. I am kind of becoming
clumsier reading this.
I was apologizing because I was afraid it was rude of me to suggest
replacing rdesktop with another package. Sometimes it's kind of annoying
when folks on a list are trying to resolve an issue with a given package
and fanboys of other packages keep on popping up with "Why don't you try
so-and-so?" suggestions. Sometimes the initiator of a question about a
package has a very good reason for wanting to use that specific package,
so suggestions about switching to something else aren't necessarily welcome.
The only reason I suggested remmina was that -- when I did the research,
which was quite a number of months ago -- I read that rdesktop was no
longer in active development, and would not be updated to work with RDP
6.1. I have not done research to find out whether or not this is still
the case. Sometimes discarded or orphaned packages start being actively
All that being said, I think that remmina -- despite a few rough edges,
including an occasional spontaneous session drop -- has a lot of very
nicely considered features.
I hope it will serve you well, if you should decide to replace rdesktop