adding RDP to Bhyve question

Nick Wolff darkfiberiru at
Fri Sep 20 17:59:12 UTC 2019


The library Would probably be a
good starting point to expand bhyve console options. Already tied into
bhyve and able to connect to external libraries a lot easier. It was
designed to be able to handle vnc,spice,rdp etc but only has vnc
implemented so far. It's vnc implementation using libvnc is more feature
rich then the code integrate in bhyve itself.

Disclaimer: I work at iX as HW qual Engineer the supporters of the library
mentioned above.

Nick Wolff

On Fri, Sep 20, 2019 at 12:22 PM Lonnie Cumberland <lonnie at>

> Hi All,
> I hope that everyone is doing well.
> For a while now, I have been working with various distributions and
> virtualization methods which cover the gambit of possibilities from what I
> have come across, it seems that Bhyve is becoming a leader in terms of
> speed over some of the others like KVM (Qeum) and the like. Of course, this
> is really just initial reviews so I do not yet know about the stability and
> complete functionality effort but it seems to me that Bhyve has a HUGE
> potential.
> That being said, from what I tell (at least on the SmartOS w/Bhyve) is that
> Bhyve supports VNC and Spice as ways to connect to the virtual console.
> This got me thinking, and also that I consider RDP a much better protocol
> in that it allows for channels to cover things like video streaming, sound,
> etc., that I wondered if it might be possible to add RDP as an additional
> server like VNC and Spice.
> With that in mind, I was wondering if this was considered or if there was
> any active efforts on this right now?
> If not, then do you think that this might be possible to implement since I
> would like to look into maybe doing what I can to contribute to this
> effort. There are some good projects that has libraries that might be a
> good starting point like rdesktop and FreeRDP which could potentially speed
> the integration into Bhyve, perhaps. It would take some research though.
> Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
> Cheers and have a good weekend,
> Lonnie
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