Feb 20, '03 10:18:00AM • Contributed by: stang7423
The CS department at my school requires that all MP's (machine problems) be done in the labs or over a remote connection to a computer in the lab. For the Sun systems, I can SSH in or forward X11, but my most recent CS class required me to do my work on Windows 2K. Remote connecting to these machines meant connecting to a Windows Terminal server (think Timbuktu or Apple Remote Desktop) via RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol).
A Windows client is distributed by Microsoft and there is also an GPL linux client called rdesktop available at www.rdesktop.org. On a whim, I tried installing the linux client and it compiled and installed without a hitch. It requires you to have a X window system installed. In my case the latest public release of the Apple X11 client along with the SDK. I'm not sure if the SDK is necessary, but if you have problems building rdesktop, install the SDK and try again.
Once installed, you can start Terminal sessions from xterm with the command
Include a -f flag to work in full screen mode. I hope this is helpful to somebody.
rdesktop -u <username> -p <password> server[:port]