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Re: X11 Forwarding
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: X11 Forwarding
- From: Darik Horn <darik_(_at_)_gulf_(_dot_)_waterways_(_dot_)_geeky_(_dot_)_net>
- Date: Sun, 5 Nov 2000 22:25:35 -0500 (EST)
> I've tried running startx and other x related commands remotely from
> my box
Don't try to run startx over ssh.
If you are typing into an xterm, then you have already got an xserver
running at your seat. The only thing that you [probably] want to be
running over ssh are 'X clients'.
> but X11 forwarding is disabled it seems by default
Correct. In '/etc/ssh_config' uncomment "ForwardX11 yes".
> Is X11 forwarding not secure over a ssh connection? And also how do I
> enable X11 forwarding for my box?
If you don't want to change the default config file, or if you can't
change the default config file, then use the "-X" switch.
$ ssh -X myhost.mydomain.tld
$ man ssh
and read the "CONFIGURATION FILES" section.
On Sun, 5 Nov 2000, George Nelson wrote:
> I've tried running startx and other x related commands remotely from my box
> but X11 forwarding is disabled it seems by default. Is X11 forwarding not
> secure over a ssh connection? And also how do I enable X11 forwarding for
> my box?
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