Re: how to use x11 forwarding?
From: Shawn Duffy (shawnduffy_at_gmail.com)
Date: Fri, 24 Sep 2004 08:13:42 -0400 To: Chris Cheshire <email@example.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
On Mon, 20 Sep 2004 16:07:57 -0700, Chris Cheshire
> 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
> 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.