Announce: RDP to VNC

Tal Liron tliron "at" amherst.edu
Wed, 29 Nov 2000 21:45:48 +0000


Matt,

Why are you assuming Linux clients? Any VNC viewer can connect to W2K via
the gateway. This means Palms, Macs and whatnot. This has nothing to do with
VNC, per se. It provides a solution for extending W2K usability. Hey,
Microsoft should be thrilled about this.

-Tal

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com
> [mailto:owner-vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com]On Behalf Of Matthew C. Grab
> Sent: Wednesday, November 29, 2000 4:00 PM
> 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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