Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 143299
Allow tsclient to accept samba names as well as IP addresses
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:57 EST
Description of problem:
The Computer field in the connection screen of tsclient accepts IP addresses
(and presumably DNS names), but not Samba WINS or bcast addresses. It would be
useful if Samba names were accepted also, so that a terminal services session
could be opened to a machine on a local LAN in a Windows Workgroup with a
dynamic IP address.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
For example, if a name is entered prefixed by // or \\ it could be interpreted
as a Samba/WINS name, rather than a DNS name.
This would really need to be implemented in rdesktop rather than tsclient.
Probably the best thing to do would be to send an email with the idea
to the rdesktop mailing list. A patch would certainly help getting the
feature implemented, though :)