Friday, May 23, 2008

X11 Forwarding

Here is the simple way of X-server's display forwarding on local machine. The only three things needed are :
1) Putty/ or any terminal client (I will use putty as example here)
2) Any x-client. (I will use X-ming for this example)
3) SSH must be supported by server.
1) Run the x-client in back ground
2) Open putty -> Type IP address of your server
3) On left hand pane, select SSH -> X11 -> Select X11 forwarding. as shown in figure.

Once done, then press Open button. Login as usual and then type xterm/xclock after logging in. Voila! Isn't it easy? hmmmm :-)

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