ctys-RDP - Remote Desktop Protocol Interface
ctys -t RDP -a action[=<suboptions>] ... ctys -T RDP -a action[=<suboptions>] ... ctys -T ALL -a action[=<suboptions>] ...
This plugin manages within the UnifiedSessionManger RDP sessions particularly to VirtualBox(TM) and Microsof-Windows(TM) based machines. Due to the intention of the RDP protocol this plugin has only a client component and utilizes any server providing access for RDP based client attachement. The RDP plugin encapsulates and handles the complete interaction with the local and remote components provided by means of the client rdesktop.
SSH based connections are the only one supported, thus the only actual connections allowed are to 'localhost'. In case of servers not offering the local-only attachement the user should setup additional security measures e.g. by activating packetfilter rules. The 'unmentioned-exception' within the UnifiedSessionsManager is the attachement of consoles to NON-Unix boxes. In that case a network connection is required for the current version(might change soon) and should be used in secure segments only, e.g. by usage of the ctys-beamer to inteconnect to a secure gateway by an SSH tunnel and bridging the last hop by native RDP.
The sessions are generally categorized into two basic configurations, the coallocation of the client with the targeted server - DISPLAYFORWARDING - and the distributed client and server location on different hosts - CONNECTIONFORWARDING . In the latter case an intermediary SSH tunnel is created, which handles the port-forwarding and an has to do a remapping due to ambiguity within the network scope. Thus the local port number and the remote portnumber on the server may frequently differ. The required option to control the forwarding is -L.
Additional information containing use-cases with application examples is available from
CREATE=[<machine-address>] [RDPPORT:<portnumber>] [(INSECURE):<ext-host>] [CONNECT|RECONNECT] [CONSOLE:<rdesktop>] [(CALLOPTS|C):<callopts>] [(XOPTS|X):<xopts>]
ctys(1) , ctys-plugins(1) , ctys-uc-RDP(7)
For System Tools:
rdesktop: [ http://www.rdesktop.org ]
Written and maintained by Arno-Can Uestuensoez:
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Copyright (C) 2008, 2009, 2010 Ingenieurbuero Arno-Can Uestuensoez
This is software and documentation from BASE package,
For additional information refer to enclosed Releasenotes and License files.