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8.171. rdesktop

Updated rdesktop packages that fix several bugs and add various enhancements are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The rdesktop package is an open source client for Windows NT Terminal Server and Windows 2000 & 2003 Terminal Services, capable of natively speaking Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) in order to present the user's NT desktop.


The rdesktop package has been upgraded to upstream version 1.7.0., which provides a number of bug fixes and enhancements over the previous version, including fixes for incorrect cursor and scrollbar rendering. (BZ#852890, BZ#914279)

Bug Fix

Due to a bug in the rdesktop code, error messages were continuously displayed in the shell while rdesktop was used. This bug has been fixed and messages are no longer generated during an rdesktop session.


With this update, support for Terminal Services on clustered Windows Server 2008 R2 machines has been added to the rdesktop package.
Users of rdesktop are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these bugs and add these enhancements.