1.3 Overview

This protocol is designed to facilitate user interaction with a remote computer system by transferring graphics display information from the remote computer to the user and transporting input commands from the user to the remote computer, where the input commands are replayed on the remote computer. This protocol also provides an extensible transport mechanism which allows specialized communication to take place between components on the user computer and components running on the remote computer.

The following subsections present overviews of the protocol operation as well as sequencing information.