rdesktop stopped working - ERROR: connect: Connection refused
I have rdesktop v5 installed on my Fedora Core 4 box and I've used it to connect to 2 different Windows XP Professional machines (one at home and one at work). I've used rdesktop to successfully connect to these 2 machines in the past.
I'm not sure whether an automatic windows update occurred on my home machine, or whether it crashed while I was away, but I found that my home machine had restarted.... so annoying !
Anyways, from that point onwards, I cannot seem to connect to my Windows XP Professional box at home. I getthe following error:
ERROR: connect: Connection refused
I verified that the checkbox for "Allow this computer to be controlled remotely." is checked, and that the terminal server is up and running. I also checked that my Windows firewall has "Remote Desktop" in the allowed list of applications and even turned off my windows firewall.... but I still cannot connect to that machine using rdesktop.
I made sure that my rdesktop is working fine by connecting to my Windows box at work. It works like a charm.
Any reason you think I am now having trouble connecting to my home computer ? Any help, ideas, etc would be greatly appreciated.