On 22/01/04 14:53 +0000, Jonathon McKitrick wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have been looking all over for a concise howto for remote X on FreeBSD.  I
> see some that involve changing config files in the xdm directory, others use
> xhost, and another uses xfig, which doesn't exist under FreeBSD AFAICT.
> All I want to do is use a laptop in a local network to be an X client
> connected to a more powerful desktop machine.  I'm not worried about
> security.
> Is xhosts and the DISPLAY variable all I need?  Or do I need to go through
> all of the xdm configuration hoops?

One idea is to use SSH.
If you have sshd on the remote desktop you can use ssh -X to enable
X11 forwarding. Just ssh into the remote box and run the X
application and you're set to go, provided that X11 forwarding is
enabled in the remote sshd_config.

Good Luck,
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