Re: openssh & X11
From: Darren Tucker (dtucker_at_dodgy.net.au)
Date: Fri, 6 Feb 2004 23:21:30 +0000 (UTC)
In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
Gary Armstrong <garyarm_remThis_at_testedgeinc.com> wrote:
>Yup yet another newbie, so if I missed this or misunderstood what I
>read, please accept my appologies.
>I have gotten openssh to work through a natting router to a system on my
>lan. The correct port is forwarded from the router to a linux box
>running sshd. The X11 forwarding appears to work from the ssh server to
>the client. From this setup I'm able to rlogin and get shell access to
>another system of interest on my lan.
>What I'd like to know, is it possible to run an Xapp there and display
>it on the client outside the router? When I run a Xapp on the ssh
>server, DISPLAY is set to localhost:10.0. I tried setting DISPLAY on the
>app server to sshserver:10.0, but no joy.
>Is this doable and what does it take?
Yes, but it will take some setting up. First, set "X11UseLocalhost no"
in the SSH server's sshd_config and restart sshd.
Next, log back in via SSH and do "echo $DISPLAY", you should find that
it's something like "hostname:10".
Now you need to find the matching xauth key for that display. You should
be able to do something like "xauth nextract - $DISPLAY" (this may depend
on your X libraries), and merge this into your SunOS box's xauth file.
You can probably string this together with something like this on your
SSH server (untested):
$ xauth nextract - $DISPLAY | \
rsh sunosbox "xauth nmerge -; DISPLAY=$DISPLAY xterm"
>Note: the app server is an oooolllllddd sunOS 4.1.4 machine and it's a
>pain to get anything new to work there.
OpenSSH -current is known to build on SunOS 4.1.2 (at least, it did a
couple of months back) and there's a patch for 3.7.1p2 here:
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