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From Nick Couchman <vn...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Disable Automatic Reconnect
Date Sun, 07 Jan 2018 19:31:38 GMT
On Sat, Jan 6, 2018 at 8:51 PM, Valeriu <vbalaban@usc.edu> wrote:

> The workaround that I found to work was to add two lines of code in the
> client source code, then compile and update the guacamole war file in the
> tomcat directory.
>
> Follow the steps for building the guacamole client from source code as
> stated here
> http://guacamole.apache.org/doc/gug/installing-guacamole.
> html#building-guacamole-client
> but before running the "mvn package" command edit the file
> guacamole/src/main/webapp/app/client/controllers/clientController.js in a
> basic text editor.
>
> In the text file, search for the line containing "// Determine whether the
> reconnect countdown applies" and change the next line to be "var countdown
> =
> null;" to disable the auto-reconnect feature.
>

I don't recommend doing this, as there are probably situations where it
would be better if the auto-reconnect does actually happen.  Completely
disabling this behavior, across the entire Guacamole install, for all
connections, seems ever so slightly excessive.

With regard to the original post for this issue, there are a couple of
things worth noting:
- If you're using release 0.9.13-incubating or older, there is a bug for
RDP connections that does not correct take into account why the RDP session
ended.  In certain situations this can cause an automatic reconnect when it
would not normally happen, which may be contributing to the perception that
this feature is not desirable.  I suggest trying either the version in the
current git master release, or waiting until 0.9.14 comes out see if that
makes the issue any less bothersome.
- There is also a JIRA issue (
https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/GUACAMOLE-360) that deals with how
Guacamole deals with a single user trying to start the same session from
multiple locations.  This may be of interest, depending on the scenario
being discussed.

-Nick

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