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SSH X Forwarding

Posted by on Tuesday, 7 April, 2009

Start up your window manager if you havn’t already done so, and open a terminal. Type the following:

ssh -X user@host

When prompted, enter the password and you will be logged in.
Now type the name of a graphical application e.g. Firefox:


The application will then pop up just as if you had launched it on the local machine, but will be running off the remote computer.x windows
There are both free and commercial X servers available to give similar functunality to windows clients.

Last-Modified: 2007-03-07 19:38:50