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Old 05-01-2005, 04:19 PM   #1
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Remote Desktop Connection: Windows-to-Linux


Hi everyone...
Windows has a program called Remote Desktop Connection that allows you to connect to another computer and work remotely on that computer. As far as I know this only works Windows-to-Windows. Is there any way to make this work Windows-to-Linux? I noticed I have a program called krdc that is a similar thing for Linux (I assume). Basically, is there any way to use a Windows computer with RDC installed to log onto a Linux computer? The reason I ask is I would like to use my linux computer at home from my work which uses windows computers... Thanks a bunch!
 
Old 05-01-2005, 04:50 PM   #2
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You could look into VNC if you can install programs on your work machine as clients and servers exist for both Windows and Linux and the protocol is well documented.
 
Old 05-01-2005, 04:54 PM   #3
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I thought of VNC also, but I am unable to install programs on my work computer. Is there any way to do this without installing programs on the Windows computer? Maybe a program for Linux that uses the windows protocol? Thanks again for the help!
 
Old 05-01-2005, 05:06 PM   #4
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I can't seem to find any RDP servers. About the closest is rdesktop which is just a client. Although it should be possible to write one it would be a fair bit of work unfortunately.
 
Old 05-01-2005, 05:11 PM   #5
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It is my understanding that rdesktop works for Linux-to-Windows, but not for Windows-to-Linux. Maybe this impossible; I just want to use windows as little as possible (since i feel exteme dislike for the os). Again, thanks for the help...
 
Old 05-01-2005, 05:14 PM   #6
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It is. However it may help if you do try writing a server. I'd suggest taking it and TightVNC and trying to merge the two (all depends on how much time/effort you're prepared to go to).
 
Old 05-01-2005, 05:17 PM   #7
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That sounds like a lot of effort... Thanks for the help.
 
Old 05-01-2005, 05:24 PM   #8
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Heh, true. My guess is you'd be better off pleading and doing your best to make your sys admin love you and let you install TightVNC. Or better yet install Linux locally. Good luck.
 
Old 05-02-2005, 01:08 AM   #9
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why not just use X? Remote X-session? checkout apps like hummingbird
PCanywhere has linux version now too but I'm not sure if you can remote admin linux
 
Old 05-06-2005, 06:52 PM   #10
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VNC has the possibility of using an applet to connect to a vnc server. This allows the client to just need a web browser, and a jre installed. You may want to look into that.
 
Old 05-06-2005, 10:49 PM   #11
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I figure out a way to do it without installing any programs...

http://www.realvnc.com/cgi-bin/download.cgi
it is not necessary to fill anything in, just click 'dowload'...

Real VNC offers a free executable "Personal Edition for Windows." This made it very easy to log into remote desktop with Windows-to-Linux.
Thanks!
 
Old 05-07-2005, 09:49 AM   #12
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i have heard about KDE having a remote desktop, does that not run via RDP? i have never messed with it so not 100% how it works or even how to connect to it, but just food for though.
 
Old 05-15-2005, 04:25 AM   #13
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use the kde 3.31 ->system->desktop sharing
 
  


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