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From Nick Couchman <>
Subject Re: Could Guacamole make use of WebRTC now that Gstreamer implements it?
Date Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:57:11 GMT
On Wed, Feb 7, 2018 at 12:25 PM, brian mullan <>

> Could something like this be used to stream the user's remote desktop to
> the client as a video stream?
It could, yes, but I'm not certain why you'd want to do this in Guacamole.
Guacamole, while having server and client components, is, at its core, a
protocol.  It's a protocol used to handle streaming remote desktop
information efficiently over HTTP or WebSockets.  While I see a little bit
of overlap, I'm not sure I see a huge amount of value in trying to use it
with Guacamole or replace the Guacamole protocol.  Maybe I'm just missing
something, here, though?

> Maybe that's not the ordinary use for it but the article does say it
> supports Websocket and I thought I remembered Guacamole did also.

Yes, WebRTC relies on WebSockets, and Guacamole can use WebSockets (or fall
back to HTTP).

> So thought I'd ask if this could be useful/used for a remote desktop
> capability.   Mouse & keyboard events sent to the remote server and the
> remote desktop server's output being streamed via RTC back to the client?
I'm not sure I see any value to it for the Guacamole project, but, again, I
could be missing something.  Maybe one of the other developers can chime in
with their thoughts...


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