rustdesk VS rustdesk-server

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rustdesk rustdesk-server
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  • Ask HN: Alternative to Teamviewer?
    3 projects | | 11 Apr 2024
    Run 2 instances of the Docker container rustdesk/rustdesk-server with hhbr and hhbs and it will work locally. It can also work in a single container with the s6 overlay variant.

  • RustDesk - Self Hosted Setup Guide
    3 projects | /r/rustdesk | 20 Nov 2023
    WD=/opt/rustdesk #rm $WD/ -R mkdir -p $WD/{setup,data,web} cd $WD/setup cat << 'EOF' >docker-compose.yaml version: '3.7' #Links # # # # # # services: rustdesk_server: container_name: rustdesk_server hostname: rustdesk_server image: ${SERVER_IMAGE} # network_mode: host networks: - rustdesk_net ports: - 21115:21115 - 21116:21116 - 21116:21116/udp - 21117:21117 - 21118:21118 - 21119:21119 volumes: - type: bind source: /opt/rustdesk/data/ target: /data environment: - 'TZ=${TZ}' - 'RELAY=${RELAY}' - 'ENCRYPTED_ONLY=${ENCRYPTED_ONLY}' - 'KEY_PUB=${KEY_PUB}' - 'KEY_PRIV=${KEY_PRIV}' rustdesk_web: container_name: rustdesk_web hostname: rustdesk_web image: pmietlicki/rustdesk-web-client:latest # network_mode: host networks: - rustdesk_net ports: - 5000:5000 volumes: #docker cp rustdesk_web:/app . #sed -i -e 's/' ./app/build/web/main.dart.js #sed -i -e 's/OvYPJS8I5xV+d6sx3a7Ce9TVakfKdT3Zy3T7C1jjx+A=/PUBKEY/g' ./app/build/web/main.dart.js - type: bind source: /opt/rustdesk/web/app/ target: /app - type: bind source: /opt/rustdesk/data/ target: /root environment: - 'TZ=${TZ}' networks: rustdesk_net: driver: bridge EOF
  • Tutorial: Compile RustDesk-Server for a Raspberry Pi 1 (ARMv6)
    1 project | /r/rustdesk | 16 Jun 2023
    git clone --branch 1.1.7-4
  • Looking for ideas / solutions
    1 project | /r/sysadmin | 30 May 2023
  • Extremely confusing instructions!
    2 projects | /r/rustdesk | 7 May 2023
    Rustdesk also may or may not require the installation of a relay/rendezvous server, which is where the confusion starts: one may use the free Rustdesk public server, or install one's own, custom-built server, for which Rustdesk provides a "free open source and free server program"; dub this "server2."
  • Remote desktop connection to a Debian gui
    2 projects | /r/linuxquestions | 14 Apr 2023
  • Tips &amp; Tricks for Productivity with BOOX (Obsidian, Syncthing, Weylus, RustDesk, Termux, KDE Connect, ZeroTier) + 2 Bonus Screensavers
    12 projects | /r/Onyx_Boox | 12 Apr 2023
    Ever wanted to remotely access your desktop from anywhere, then tried software like TeamViewer, but it eventually stopped working? Try open source RustDesk that is simple to set up, and you can even self-host your own rendezvous/relay server (or use the free public server). RustDesk allows you to access your desktop computer from your BOOX device. I often use it to see what is going on when I am running some simulations remotely (below is a screenshot of my Tab Ultra accessing my laptop). Because I use a dark theme on all my LCD/OLED devices, I invert the display colors of my laptop to get a better-looking video feed on my Tab Ultra (I believe light themes look much better on e-ink).
  • Remote desktop using Remmina
    2 projects | /r/linuxquestions | 24 Mar 2023
  • Rustdesk is slow
    2 projects | /r/rustdesk | 24 Feb 2023
    The last I checked the Windows version of the server was a few versions behind. So if you use that version it might not have all the features of the current server version on Linux. You can go here and look for release 1.1.6-2 to find the Windows version of the server.
  • Built a Windows GUI with Tauri to manage service, config and log, resembling stunnel
    1 project | /r/tauri | 14 Feb 2023

What are some alternatives?

When comparing rustdesk and rustdesk-server you can also consider the following projects:

MeshCentral - A complete web-based remote monitoring and management web site. Once setup you can install agents and perform remote desktop session to devices on the local network or over the Internet.

Remotely - A remote control and remote scripting solution, built with .NET 8, Blazor, and SignalR.

parsec - A monadic parser combinator library

Quasar - Remote Administration Tool for Windows

UltraVNC - UltraVNC Server, UltraVNC Viewer and UltraVNC SC | Official repository:

p2p - 🖥️ P2P Remote Desktop - Portable, No Configuration or Installation Needed.

Remmina - Mirror of The GTK+ Remmina Remote Desktop Client

mRemoteNG - mRemoteNG is the next generation of mRemote, open source, tabbed, multi-protocol, remote connections manager.

Sunshine - Self-hosted game stream host for Moonlight.

sunshine - Host for Moonlight Streaming Client