Connecting to Windows Network via VPN

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at
Sat Jun 10 17:33:15 UTC 2006

On Sat, 2006-06-10 at 11:53, Bill Polhemus wrote:

> > Depending on what you are
> > trying to do on the office machines you may be better off
> > setting up a server with terminal services or leaving an
> > XP desktop set up for remote access and connecting via
> > rdesktop.  This lets you run all the local apps remotely
> > instead of copying files and working with them under
> > Linux.
> >   
> Well, that's actually what I want to do. However, I can't figure out 
> rdesktop either--why is it that Linux software is typically SO poorly 
> documented? I've looked everywhere for a How-To, or similar, on rdesktop 
> and find NADA.

There's usually not much to know::
rdesktop hostname_or_IP
and you connect.  If you need some non-default settings,
rdesktop --help shows all the options.
Set up your XP desktop as though you planned to connect
from another windows box and rdesktop should work the
same way.

If you don't have it:
yum install rdesktop
 nothing new there...

  Les Mikesell
   lesmikesell at

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