> 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.
Use ssh's -X flag: somehost> ssh -X [EMAIL PROTECTED] remotemachine> echo $DISPLAY somehost.example.com:10.0 remotemachine> xclock & Don't forget to enable X forwarding in /etc/ssh/sshd_config: X11Forwarding yes > 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? ssh X11 forwarding is much more secure than DISPLAY/xhosts/xdm etc..., because: 1. Your X11 server doesn't have to listen to port 6000 (You don't have to add '-listen_tcp' to startx command) 2. The communication between server and client is encrypted Of course, YMMV. > NOTE: Please CC me, as I am not currently subscribed. Thanks. > > jm > -- > My other computer is your windows box. -- Cordula's Web. http://www.cordula.ws/ _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"