adding RDP to Bhyve question

Lonnie Cumberland lonnie at
Fri Sep 20 22:00:57 UTC 2019

Hi Nick,

Thanks for responding to my Bhyve inquiry and I will definitely look into
the library to see if it could work.

Have a great weekend,

On Fri, Sep 20, 2019 at 1:59 PM Nick Wolff <darkfiberiru at> wrote:

> Lonnie,
> 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.
> Thanks,
> Nick Wolff
> On Fri, Sep 20, 2019 at 12:22 PM Lonnie Cumberland <lonnie at>
> wrote:
>> 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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