The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

Go figure.

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Remotely recursive

While installing Linux on a new 1U server for a customer, I managed to play around with our new MegaRAC® K1, a rather neat KVM that works over TCP/IP. While it can be hooked up to a Linux system, the remote display software only works under Windows (of course, and IE—it demands IE). Annoying, but not too much of an issue, since I do have rdesktop installed on my Linux workstation at the Office.

So just because I can, at home I logged into my workstation at The Office. Since X Windows has had a remote desktop feature since it was first written way back in the mid-80s, it's easy enough for me to run rdesktop there and have it displayed on my computer at home (the Mac mini). Then, logging into the Windows system at The Office, I'm able to run the MegaRAC® K1 program to get to the console of the new server.

A remote desktop to my workstation, which has a remote desktop to the Windows box, which has a remote desktop to the new Unix server.

Just because I can (and yes, it's as slow as it sounds).

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Stupid PC tricks

I had so much fun with the MegaRAC® K1 that I hooked the device up to my workstation at The Office (and you can hook a keyboard, video and mouse up to it, and still remote desktop into the system), then from my system used rdesktop to get to the Windows box, from which I remote desktopped (um … yeah) back into my workstation.

The effect was much like pointing a video camera to a TV displaying what the video camera sees.

[My head es-plode]

Just because I can.

Obligatory Picture

[Here I am, enjoying my vacaton in a rain forest.]

Obligatory Links

Obligatory Miscellaneous

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