Xrdp provides a fully functional Linux terminal server, capable of accepting
connections from rdesktop and Microsoft's own terminal server/remote desktop
clients. Xrdp uses Xvnc or X11rdp (which are installed separately) to manage
the X session. This means a RDP client can connect to a VNC server on the
xrdp server machine in addition to the RDP server. Xrdp can also act as a
bridging server, allowing RDP clients to connect to other RDP or VNC servers
through the xrdp server.
Xvnc is included with tightvnc (in Slackware /extra).
X11rdp can be compiled and installed by following the directions in the
thread at http://tinyurl.com/2ufoz2 (link to LinuxQuestions.org).
By default, this script will make xrdp without PAM support since PAM is not
installed in Slackware by default. The script supports building with PAM,
but it is completely untested by us. If you want to enable PAM, run the
script as follows:
After installing xrdp there are some configuration files in /etc/xrdp that
can be modified:
** sesman.ini **
sesman.ini has some useful options to take note of such as the ability to
allow xrdp use by only a certain group and to specify the log location.
*NOTE:* The default log location is now /var/log/xrdp-sesman.log.
** xrdp.ini **
xrdp.ini should be modified so that you have the options you want at the
server login screen. For instance, if you want xrdp's default options to be
like those of a Windows RDP server then change xrdp.ini so that the default
set of options under [xrdp1] corresponds to sesman-X11rdp. Similarly, you
might want to change the options (eg. port number) for VNC (listed as
"console" by default). The man page for xrdp.ini has more details on the
** xrdp-xinitrc **
xrdp-xinitrc by default tries to load one of several DE/WMs in order to
start a X11rdp session. Change this as desired to load a specific DE/WM.
A similar script can be executed on a per-user basis by creating an
executable script at ~/.xrdp-xinitrc. A utility program, xrdp-xwmconfig,
is included to allow you to use your xinit scripts during X11rdp sessions.
It works just like xwmconfig, so run it as root to set the global default,
or run it as a normal user to set only the default for that user. See the
sesman.ini man page for details about defining different names or locations
for the X11rdp startup scripts.
FreeRDP is an optional dependency.
Maintained by: Phillip Warner
Keywords: rdp,rdesktop,remote desktop,vnc
(the SlackBuild does not include the source)