Announce: RDP to VNC

lr@socrates.Berkeley.EDU lr "at" socrates.Berkeley.EDU
Wed, 29 Nov 2000 21:41:31 +0000


according to Microsoft, if you "view" a Windows desktop and therefore use
its "benefits" you MUST pay for a license. hence why our NT Terminal
servers here on campus -- the ones that serve up PeopleSoft -- are not
going to Win2K. if they did, the campus would have to shell out tens of
thousands of dollars to MS. (the reason we don't have to now is that most
people using the PeopleSoft app are already running NT...except for the
people on the beloved Mac. :-) and we have to pay MS for the number of
Mac people using PeopleSoft and hence, NT!)

-lucas

On Thu, 30 Nov 2000, Alastair Carey wrote:

> I was under the impression that DOS (and indeed, any non-Win16/32 platform)
> could _not_ be used as a client for Terminal Services. If I'm wrong, then
> you're right, there's no real advantage (other than configurability,
> possibly, and the ability to run *nix apps).
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Matthew C. Grab [mailto:mis "at" cindyrowe.com]
> Sent: Thursday, 30 November 2000 10:00
> To: vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com
> Subject: Re: Announce: RDP to VNC
> 
> 
> Now I could be dumber than the average bear, but what are the benefits of
> using
> a linux box to connect to W2K Terminal Server.  Wouldn't you still need a
> license for each user to connect to Terminal Server?  Can't you already use
> a
> dos box to connect to Terminal Server?
> 
> Matt Grab
> 
> Alastair Carey wrote:
> 
> > Woah. Now _that_ is very cool. If you or somebody can get it serving up
> W2K
> > screens, you're onto a serious winner here. Imagine a network of cheap
> Linux
> > desktops serving up independent W2K sessions via standard W2KS/TS...
> > Mind-blowing thin(nish) client solution!
> >
> > Is there a mailing list? I couldn't see a link to one on the page...
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Glenn Mabbutt [mailto:gmabbutt "at" quartetservice.com]
> > Sent: Thursday, 30 November 2000 4:51
> > To: 'vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com'
> > Subject: RE: Announce: RDP to VNC
> >
> > So, does this run _on_ NT4 Terminal Server?  I'm sorry, I don't understand
> > the "Linux-hosted" part, and the fact that the web page says "hopefully
> > someone will port this to NT4"....
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Tim Edmonds [mailto:tme23 "at" cam.ac.uk]
> > Sent: Wednesday, November 29, 2000 8:57 AM
> > To: vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com
> > Subject: Announce: RDP to VNC
> >
> > Announce: RDP to VNC
> >
> > the wonders of open source brings you true
> > multi-user VNC access for NT4 Terminal Servers
> >
> > http://www-lce.eng.cam.ac.uk/~tme23/vdesktop
> >
> > it's fast. it's fantastic. it lets anyone with a
> > vnc client connect to terminal server.
> >
> > rdp2vnc is basically a translating proxy between VNC
> > and RDP protocols. it's not 100% complete but plenty
> > usable.
> >
> > some caveats:
> >
> >  - NT4 only, no support for win2k
> >  - Raw, RRE, CopyRect only
> >  - no built in httpd
> >  - no authentication (authenticate by TS login)
> >  - no VNC session persistence (it persists in TS)
> >  - no shared session support
> >  - is linux (unix) hosted
> >
> > comments/praise/abuse/cash to me.
> >
> > t
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