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    Default Terminal Server/Remote Desktop Client for iPhone

    I wanted to start a thread related to the feasibility of creating a Terminal Server/Remote Desktop Client for the iPhone.

    This seems like a project that could become one of the most valuable apps that could be released on the iPhone. The panning/zooming on an iPhone should make a TS client just as practical as it made web browsing. Because Terminal Server connections can be handled over dial up connections, I would expect that even the EDGE network be capable of handling the rdp protocol.

    Don't count this idea out yet! A large part of the work has already been done.

    http://www.rdesktop.org/
    rdesktop is an open source rdp client and has been ported to many operating systems and processor architectures.

    There is an rdesktop compiled for the iPaq (ARM processor)
    There is an intel and PPC OS X package available: http://pdb.finkproject.org/pdb/package.php/rdesktop

    While I realize that there is still a lot of work to be done before just anything can be ported, is this a possibility for the (hopefully near) future?
    Last edited by Terc; 08-16-2007 at 08:31 PM.



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    I have also thought about this. A VNC client for the iphone would be very useful and popular.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eyeareque View Post
    I have also thought about this. A VNC client for the iphone would be very useful and popular.
    TightVNC allows you to do your remote controlling with any web browser, so it should in theory work with the iPhone...

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    Quote Originally Posted by refinedmusic View Post
    TightVNC allows you to do your remote controlling with any web browser, so it should in theory work with the iPhone...
    Via java applet, correct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eyeareque View Post
    Via java applet, correct?
    I switched to TightVNC from RealVNC last night but havent had a chance to test it yet.


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    Quote Originally Posted by refinedmusic View Post
    TightVNC allows you to do your remote controlling with any web browser, so it should in theory work with the iPhone...
    I have tried this, but not only is the vnc protocol much less effiient, it requires java for the web interface. There are a couple of options right now, both of which I would consider unusable (actions take a frustrating ammount of time to complete).

    The two options right now are the web client available from http:www.logmein.com and a project by naterue called webvnc. Logmein reloads a screenshot of your entire desktop with every action (obviously this isnt practical over EDGE). Webvnc does better, by refreshing just the window you are working in.

    An rdp client is quite usable on dial up connections, and I would imagine EDGE performance would be even better.

    Hopefully someone out there can offer up some time in porting an rdp client

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    already a vnc app for iphone


    www.iPhoneVNC.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by r00t4rd3d View Post
    already a vnc app for iphone


    www.iPhoneVNC.com
    r00t4rd3d, perhaps you missed my previous comment.

    VNC is not practical over EDGE, please read above.

    Also, I have always considered it impolite to link with "faked" urls
    http://cre.ations.net/creation/webvn...on-your-iphone makes it more clear where you are sending us, particularly considering iPhoneVNC.com doesn't exist and is not even the name of the project.
    Last edited by Terc; 08-13-2007 at 06:22 PM.

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    Default Still hoping for attention!

    There is some interest in this idea, and I have found people that are using rdp on their treo over 2.5g connections.

    Check this forum for more people that would love to see this app added to the iPhone.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=324629


    I'm still willing to donate if someone will take on the project. I just dont want this to become a bounty sort of project because people seem much less willing to contribute parts when they may not receive the prize.

    Again, rdesktop http://www.rdesktop.org/ should port just fine, it's only a matter of building an interface for it.

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    Default What about iphone remote?

    I use iPhone remote over wifi and edge. It allows me to do alot of things like vnc. Also I use ssh, which is much quicker for most things


 

 
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