Butterworth, Thaddaeus (Manpower Contract)
thad.butterworth at hp.com
Wed Nov 10 15:47:21 PST 2004
>From: owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org [mailto:owner-freebsd->questions at freebsd.org] On Behalf Of Louis LeBlanc
>Sent: Wednesday, November 10, 2004 4:15 PM
>To: FreeBSD Questions
>Subject: RDEsktop/VNC questions
>Quick question about interconnectivity.
>You OSX users may be familiar with a very slick little utility called
>RDC (Remote Desktop Connection). Some of you other *BSDers may also be
>familiar with one called VNC (Visual Network Connection ?) or RDP (?).
>The purpose of said utilities is to provide a sort of graphical shell
>similar to an X session from a remote machine in a window.
>There are several rdesktop and vnc clients in the ports, so rather than
>go through the flurry of install-tryout-uninstall/repeat, I figured I'd
>go to the place to ask questions. Here.
>So, who's using these clients, and how effective have you been finding
>them? Any gotchas? How cool is it? Do they just plain suck? And more
>to the point, which one(s) should I start with on the short list?
>All feedback is welcome - and appreciated.
>Louis LeBlanc FreeBSD at keyslapper.org
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I've used the rdesktop client for connecting to a Windows 2003 Server (/usr/ports/net/rdesktop). I wasn't that impressed but then again it could have been a PEBKAC situation. I could not get the screen resolution of the Windoze 2003 server to go anything beyond 640x480 and it looked horribly grainy. Other than that, it did actually connect and allowed me to do all that I needed to. I just couldn't handle the graphic element, which again may have been more a user issue than an issue with the program. Other than that, I have used the Windows RDC programs and they work ok.
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