Bug#863098: ITP: remote-logon-service -- DBus service for tracking available remote logon servers
- Date: Sun, 21 May 2017 20:38:26 +0200
- From: Mike Gabriel <mike.gabriel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Bug#863098: ITP: remote-logon-service -- DBus service for tracking available remote logon servers
Owner: Mike Gabriel <mike.gabriel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
* Package name : remote-logon-service
Version : 18.104.22.168
Upstream Author : Mike Gabriel <mike.gabriel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Ted Gould <ted@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
* URL : https://github.com/ArcticaProject/remote-logon-service
* License : GPL-3
Programming Lang: C
Description : DBus service for tracking available remote logon servers
The Remote Logon DBus Service will be part of bringing Arctica Greeter
(derived from Ubuntu's Unity Greeter) to Debian. The service monitors
a master broker server (with sub-brokers) and obtains information about
available remote desktop servers from the brokers. The service is used
from within Arctica Greeter itself. Arctica Greeter provides a remote
session logon feature to the user, when remote servers are available.
History: Around 2012, Canonical Ltd. developed a remote logon feature
for Unity Greeter that supported FreeRDP logons. Citrix Logons were
planned, too, but never finished (IIRC). The corresponding components in
Ubuntu are thin-client-config-agent and remote- login-service.
The X2Go project (i.e. me) later on provieded patches for X2Go Sessinn
logon support via Unity Greeter, but those patches never got upstreamed.
And the UCCS remote logon concept has been discontinued ever since AFAIK.
The continuation (and improvements) of Unity Greeter's remote logon
feature will be published under the name Arctica Greeter (i.e., greeter
frontend for LightDM). As a UCCS-like server, the X2Go Session Broker
can be used. However, in the Arcitca Project's context, we also plan to
provide such a brokerage feature which then can be plugged into Arctica
The components in Ubuntu are thin-client-config-agent and
remote-login-service. The forked projects provide the continuation of
those projects in a completely different name space. Thus, the named
Ubuntu packages and the forked packages should be co-installable.
Most of the remote logon code has been contributed by Ted Gould from
Canonical. Thanks to Ted for this awesome effort on the related