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Old 09-22-2003, 07:14 PM   #1
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rdesktop broken pipe...

Dear All,

I'm having a strange 'broken pipe' poblem in rdesktop and I am hoping someone can direct me to a solution.

I did a fresh install of RH 8.0 after which I installed rdesktop.
Running rdesktop, the connection to a Windows XP machine is working fine, except that every few minutes or so I get the following problem:

Error: recv: Connection reset by peer
Broken pipe

After this I can start up rdesktop just fine again until it runs into the next broken pipe a few minutes later.

Any idea what's going on here?


Old 06-04-2004, 05:30 AM   #2
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Hi All !

So my first message on this forum will be to reply this quite old post.
This was also a problem for me, since I use the -n parameter to rdesktop.
Windows need a netbios client host name to "identify" the remote desktop client.
So Try :

rdesktop <ip_address_of_machine> -n <your_wished_netbios_Id>

example :
rdesktop -n foobar

As the error message isn't that explicit, there may be other problems generating the same error message (Broken pipe ...)

EDIT : As expected, I encounter the same error message on another computer but the "-n" solution doesn't work...

Hope this will help.

Last edited by Democrite; 06-23-2004 at 02:48 AM.


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