Re: xhost

From: Andrew Hobson (andrew.hobson@cbeyond.net)
Date: 05/31/02


From: Andrew Hobson <andrew.hobson@cbeyond.net>
To: Trevor Fiatal <trevor@fiatal.net>
Date: 31 May 2002 12:03:52 -0400

Trevor Fiatal <trevor@fiatal.net> writes:

> I'd like to point out that this works for just about everything except
> Java AWT-based applications. Unfortunately, many software and hardware
> vendors who rewrote their installation and/or management GUI apps in Java
> over the last few years used AWT, thus rendering these apps unusable when
> X11-forwarded via SSH. I've run into quite a few instances of this, even
> in stuff released in the last 6 months.

Interesting. I've never heard of that problem. Have you tried VNC?

http://www.uk.research.att.com/vnc/

You can tunnel that via SSH. I've used VNC to good effect, especially
with clients that only support 8 bit color displays when I have a 24
bit display.

Drew