[lug] Newbie X-window questions
dholshou at ball.com
Wed May 9 11:20:05 MDT 2001
I've sent this twice now, but haven't seen it show up.
Sorry if you get this again.
Will someone please hit me offline if this is being received.
From: Holshouser, David
Sent: Wednesday, May 09, 2001 9:40 AM
To: 'lug at lug.boulder.co.us'
Subject: RE: [lug] Newbie X-window questions
you at local$ xhost +remote
you at local$ ssh you at remote
you at remote$ export DISPLAY=local:0
you at remote$ xterm&
you at remote$ exit
you at local$ xhost -remote
<disclaimer>I know this is the most insecure method of allowing access, but
for now it works.</disclaimer>
alternatively, you can learn about MIT_MAGIC_COOKIES
or, as you mentioned, you can use ssh.
ssh -X -n you at remote /usr/X11R6/bin/xterm
I'm not sure you need all of these switches, but this works for me through a
firewall to my home box from work.
NOTE: ssh will be much slower and if you are on your own LAN, secluded from
the world, it is unnecessary.
Here is my $HOME/.ssh/config
it helps with using X over a slow connection.
always RTFM! It's all there (if you know how to filter for what you need.)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Glenn Murray [mailto:gmurray at Mines.EDU]
> Sent: Wednesday, May 09, 2001 8:50 AM
> To: Boulder Linux User's Group
> Subject: [lug] Newbie X-window questions
> If I have two Linux boxes, say "remote" and "local", then how do I
> open a window from remote on local?
> Is this secure? I mean, if I have ssh telnet connectivity between the
> boxes, can I open X-windows via ssh? How much better is this?
> Glenn Murray
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