We currently have multiple Windows 2003 terminal servers (farm) that are
load balanced using an F5 load balancer and the Terminal Server session
directory service. We have the terminal servers setup to only allow one
connection per user. This ensures that if a user is disconnected they are
reconnected to their original session and no work is lost.
This works great with the Windows clients; however we have a problem with
rdesktop. The original sign-in is ok; however the problem occurs under the
User logs into Server A works for a while and is then disconnected. User
attempts to reconnect and the load balance routes to server B which upon
login using the Terminal Server Session Directory Service notices the user
should be on Server A and redirects accordingly (We have attempted to use
both token and IP redirection). This is the point where rdesktop breaks.
The users cannot login unless they get routed back to their original server.
We have the following queries with regards to the above scenario:
1.) Is redirection using session directory token and IP redirection
supported? Also is there a support for F5 load balancer as in the above
2.) If yes could you please let us know the part of the source code which
implements these techniques?
3.) Could you point us to any whitepapers or documents detailing these
Your help would be highly appreciated.
Thanks and Regards
On Nov 14, 2007 9:02 AM, Sarvesh Tamba <sarvesh_tamba@...>
> 1.) Is redirection using session directory token and IP redirection
> supported? Also is there a support for F5 load balancer as in the above
My guess would be "No". You should understand that not many developers in
this mailing list actually have a configuration list yours to reproduce your
problem and test a solution.
> 3.) Could you point us to any whitepapers or documents detailing these
I guess we would be happy to see some specs ourselves.