[THIN] Re: Linux Client: 'rdesktop' performs better than Citrix 8.x client?

Durf,

Let me make some assumptions. If they are wrong, just delete this
without reading further.

I assume you are using a broadband connection and a VPN from home. If
so, there may be an idle timeout set within either of them. For example,
I've set my home router to disconnect from DSL after 30 minutes of
network inactivity. When surfing the net, it simply reconnects without
the user being aware of anything. However, in an ICA session, it would
cause symptoms like you describe. If your Windows clients are members of
your company domain, they will be "chatty" enough to keep the connection
alive even though your ICA session is idle.

If possible, try connecting a Windows client and Linux client
simultaneously. See if the chatty Windows client will keep the Linux
client alive or not.

HTH,

Raff

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Subject: [THIN] Linux Client: 'rdesktop' performs better than Citrix 8.x
client?


Hi folks;

From my Linux (Debian 2.6 kernel) laptop at home, I have a ton of
connectivity problems using the 8.0.85930 Unix client.

The remote Citrix server is an 2003 XPe server, FR3, with ICA
Keep-Alives enabled during setup via registry patch (from the
Methodology in a Box kit).

ICA works great from Windows clients.  The native 'rdesktop' client
also works great and never drops a connection.

The Citrix client will periodically drop connection after ~5 minutes
of inactivity (not a server-side setting).  Although the client is set
to auto-reconnect, I notice that periodically it will fail with the
"Network or dial-up problem are preventing..." message.  It then gives
up trying to reconnect until I manually connect it again.

The Linux client is using a wireless connection if it makes a different.

Any clues?  I'm thinking it is a time-out value on the client side
that differs from the default on the Windows client counterpart but
nothing springs to mind, and I'm just not familiar enough with the
Linux client.
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