Re: how to use x11 forwarding?

From: Shawn Duffy (shawnduffy_at_gmail.com)
Date: 09/24/04

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    Date: Fri, 24 Sep 2004 08:13:42 -0400
    To: Chris Cheshire <ccheshire@bigredwire.com>
    
    

    This doesn't sound like an ssh problem...

    Do you have an XServer installed on your Mac? You will have to
    install XDarwin (http://www.xdarwin.org/), start the XServer, and then
    use ssh.

    On Mon, 20 Sep 2004 16:07:57 -0700, Chris Cheshire
    <ccheshire@bigredwire.com> wrote:
    > Sorry for the newbie question, but how do I get X11 forwarding to work?
    >
    > I want to use ssh to connect to a server (running openssh 3.9p1 on
    > Solaris/x86), and run a program, having it's display appear on my client
    > (PowerBook laptop running OSX 10.3.5 running openssh 3.6.1p1).
    >
    > On the server I set the X11Forwarding parameter to yes in sshd_config
    > (and restarted sshd) and on the client I set ForwardX11 to yes in
    > ssh_config.
    >
    > If I try and run an X based program it complains because the display is
    > not set (Error: Can't open display: ).
    >
    > Normally, the client is running on a DHCP network on an ADSL broadband
    > connection with a really crappy restrictive firewall that I can't do
    > much with. The server is behind a firewall that I have full control over.
    >
    > Right now I am trying to do this with the client and server behind the
    > same firewall to take that out of the equation but I can't get it working.
    >
    > How do I need to configure the ssh client and server to achieve all this?
    >
    > As a test I telnetted to the server, set the display to the mac's ip
    > address, ran Apple's X11, set the xhost on the client to allow
    > connections to the server, then ran admintool and it appeared properly,
    > so I know the X server connection is working properly. However I want to
    > get the SSH tunneling working so I can do this from home too.
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > Chris
    >
    >


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