Re: X Window over SSH

From: Crist J. Clark (
Date: 08/10/01

Date: Thu, 9 Aug 2001 22:49:17 -0700
From: "Crist J. Clark" <>
To: Greg Saoutine <>
Subject: Re: X Window over SSH
Message-ID: <>

On Wed, Aug 08, 2001 at 03:18:38PM -0400, Greg Saoutine wrote:
> My colleague came across the following within one of Sun's Newsgroups:
> [snip]
> Xsun currently provides no way to disable listening for TCP connections.
> If you need to worry about keeping people from connecting to the port,
> you will need to use some sort of firewall software to block them.
> [snip]
> Does it mean that the only way to *effectively* pipe X via SSH port 22 is to
> set up a FW in front of the Sun box blocking port 6000? Any other
> ideas/solutions?

Huh? Putting a firewall in front of a box to block port 6000 has no
impact on tunneling X through SSH.

Crist J. Clark