Remote Desktop : Connecting to a WinXP machine ?

Vincent Trouilliez vincent.trouilliez at
Thu Mar 16 03:27:11 UTC 2006

On Wed, 2006-03-15 at 21:16 -0600, Roger Haxton wrote:
> It doesn't log you out, it locks the screen.  That is the normal and expected 
> behaviour.  Remote desktop isn't designed for you to take control of the 
> other user's session and let them watch you.  It is a form of terminal 
> services that allows you to connect to your own machine remotely.  Remote 
> assistance is Microsoft's protocol to allow you both to be able to watch the 
> session.  However, there is no linux client that I'm aware of. (granted, I've 
> never looked.)  For what it sounds like you're wanting VNC is your best bet.

Hmm, thanks for shedding some light Roger, I am starting to make sense
of windows behaviour now, it does have some logic to it in the end ;o)
So I guess what I would be asking for, in the future, is that Gnome
Terminal Server Client applet, handles this " Remote Assistance"
protocol of Windows. I might file a wishlist bug about it, in case it's
not already in their pipeline...


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