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rdesktop

rdesktop is an open source client for Windows NT/2000 Terminal Server and Windows Server 2003/2008. Capable of natively speaking its Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) in order to present the user’s Windows desktop. Unlike Citrix ICA, no server extensions are required.

Installed size: 683 KB
How to install: sudo apt install rdesktop

  • libasound2
  • libc6
  • libgmp10
  • libgnutls30
  • libgssapi-krb5-2
  • libhogweed6
  • libnettle8
  • libpcsclite1
  • libtasn1-6
  • libx11-6
  • libxcursor1
  • libxrandr2
rdesktop

Remote Desktop Protocol client

root@kali:~# rdesktop --help
rdesktop: invalid option -- '-'
rdesktop: A Remote Desktop Protocol client.
Version 1.9.0. Copyright (C) 1999-2016 Matthew Chapman et al.
See http://www.rdesktop.org/ for more information.

Usage: rdesktop [options] server[:port]
   -u: user name
   -d: domain
   -s: shell / seamless application to start remotely
   -c: working directory
   -p: password (- to prompt)
   -n: client hostname
   -k: keyboard layout on server (en-us, de, sv, etc.)
   -g: desktop geometry (WxH[@DPI][+X[+Y]])
   -i: enables smartcard authentication, password is used as pin
   -f: full-screen mode
   -b: force bitmap updates
   -L: local codepage
   -A: path to SeamlessRDP shell, this enables SeamlessRDP mode
   -V: tls version (1.0, 1.1, 1.2, defaults to negotiation)
   -B: use BackingStore of X-server (if available)
   -e: disable encryption (French TS)
   -E: disable encryption from client to server
   -m: do not send motion events
   -M: use local mouse cursor
   -C: use private colour map
   -D: hide window manager decorations
   -K: keep window manager key bindings
   -S: caption button size (single application mode)
   -T: window title
   -t: disable use of remote ctrl
   -N: enable numlock synchronization
   -X: embed into another window with a given id.
   -a: connection colour depth
   -z: enable rdp compression
   -x: RDP5 experience (m[odem 28.8], b[roadband], l[an] or hex nr.)
   -P: use persistent bitmap caching
   -r: enable specified device redirection (this flag can be repeated)
         '-r comport:COM1=/dev/ttyS0': enable serial redirection of /dev/ttyS0 to COM1
             or      COM1=/dev/ttyS0,COM2=/dev/ttyS1
         '-r disk:floppy=/mnt/floppy': enable redirection of /mnt/floppy to 'floppy' share
             or   'floppy=/mnt/floppy,cdrom=/mnt/cdrom'
         '-r clientname=<client name>': Set the client name displayed
             for redirected disks
         '-r lptport:LPT1=/dev/lp0': enable parallel redirection of /dev/lp0 to LPT1
             or      LPT1=/dev/lp0,LPT2=/dev/lp1
         '-r printer:mydeskjet': enable printer redirection
             or      mydeskjet="HP LaserJet IIIP" to enter server driver as well
         '-r sound:[local[:driver[:device]]|off|remote]': enable sound redirection
                     remote would leave sound on server
                     available drivers for 'local':
                     alsa:	ALSA output driver, default device: default
         '-r clipboard:[off|PRIMARYCLIPBOARD|CLIPBOARD]': enable clipboard
                      redirection.
                      'PRIMARYCLIPBOARD' looks at both PRIMARY and CLIPBOARD
                      when sending data to server.
                      'CLIPBOARD' looks at only CLIPBOARD.
         '-r scard[:"Scard Name"="Alias Name[;Vendor Name]"[,...]]
          example: -r scard:"eToken PRO 00 00"="AKS ifdh 0"
                   "eToken PRO 00 00" -> Device in GNU/Linux and UNIX environment
                   "AKS ifdh 0"       -> Device shown in Windows environment 
          example: -r scard:"eToken PRO 00 00"="AKS ifdh 0;AKS"
                   "eToken PRO 00 00" -> Device in GNU/Linux and UNIX environment
                   "AKS ifdh 0"       -> Device shown in Microsoft Windows environment 
                   "AKS"              -> Device vendor name                 
   -0: attach to console
   -4: use RDP version 4
   -5: use RDP version 5 (default)
   -o: name=value: Adds an additional option to rdesktop.
           sc-csp-name        Specifies the Crypto Service Provider name which
                              is used to authenticate the user by smartcard
           sc-container-name  Specifies the container name, this is usually the username
           sc-reader-name     Smartcard reader name to use
           sc-card-name       Specifies the card name of the smartcard to use
   -v: enable verbose logging


Updated on: 2021-Nov-26