To access shared USB device in remote desktop session, execute the following command in Terminal.app:
xfreerdp --plugin usb4rdp <remote address="">
is the remote server’s IP address/domain name/computer name. This command launches RDP client xfreerdp together with Eltima’s plugin, which ensures full USB Network Gate functionality in remote desktop session.
- You can also load other plugins for freeRDP, if needed. For example:
xfreerdp --plugin cliprdr --plugin usb4rdp xxx.xx.xx.xx
This command launches RDP client xfreerdp together with Eltima’s plugin and cliprdr plugin, which ensures synchronization of client and server clipboard data.Tip: Refer to freeRDP documentation to find out about supported plugins and available user commands.
- To share audio USB device in RDP session, xfreerdp should be launched with additional options:
xfreerdp â€“plugin usb4rdp -0 -o server
This would permit to redirect sound not by means of RDP client, but via USB Network Gate.
- Eltima’s plugin is compatible with xfreerdp version starting from 1.0.
- If your Mac is running OS X 10.8 or later, the latest XQuartz version should be installed: http://xquartz.macosforge.org/
- In case traffic encryption and/or authorization is enabled, and/or traffic compression is used, sharing of USB device in remote desktop session will be unavailable.