On Tue, Sep 22, 2009 at 09:51:42PM +0200, Roland Smith wrote: > On Tue, Sep 22, 2009 at 03:35:44PM -0400, Carmel NY wrote: > > > Typically I would be doing this sitting behind one of those machines > > > with the X window system running and a local terminal and a terminal > > > running ssh to the other machine open. > > > > I have not experimented with that yet. If needed, would I be able to > > run a program that required a GUI on the remote machine, or would I > > need to install and load all the "X" programs also? > > You can run a program on the remote machine and have it display on your local > machine. If you set the DISPLAY variable on the remote machine to point to > your local machine it should work, provided that you are not blocking the > ports used by X (6000-6063, IIRC). You can also use xon(1) to start an X > program on a remote machine. Keep in mind that not all X protocol extensions > are supported over the network, though. You will need the X11 libraries on the > remote machine, but not the server. If you are connecting via ssh, you can > also configure that to allow X11 forwarding, if you want to keep the > connection secure.
I keep X forwarding disabled in configuration and, when necessary, enable it for one specific connection using the -X option for SSH. -- Chad Perrin [ original content licensed OWL: http://owl.apotheon.org ]
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