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  Hands on X11
Subject:   If you're going to use ssh anyway...
Date:   2003-03-14 18:13:53
From:   anonymous2
...how about moving into the late 90's and dispensing with all the xhost + nonsense and enter


ssh -X username@machinename.com


in your xterm window (with the obvious substitutions). No need to set the display on the host machine, no need to allow *everyone* on the host machine to play tricks (or worse) with your display, just nice clean encrypted fun. That is, just start using X apps on the remote machine after logging in with this command. If you're on a slow link then add in compression by using a -C flag as well. Muuuuch nicer.


Cheers,
Paul (err, "anonymous")

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  • If you're going to use ssh anyway...
    2003-11-08 23:46:37  anonymous2 [View]

    this was a huge help. I have been trying to get this working for a while and not being the biggest unix geek, I was having trouble. This made it extremely easy. Thanks for the initial post, but thanks to especially to Paul.

    Ciao,
    Bryan