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RE : [SLE] export DISPLAY and xhost +
  • From: "Hemond, Steve" <SHEMOND@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 25 May 2004 12:50:15 -0500
  • Message-id: <6C71DC3514B84742BC3A9D7AF1216B23150058@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Little question about forwarding X displays via ssh... Does the target machine (from which you want to import its display) need to be running on a runlevel 5?

Thanks,

Steve Hemond
Programmeur / Programmer
Smurfit-Stone, Ressources Forestières
La Tuque, P.Q.
Phone : (819) 676-8100 X2833
Mail : shemond@xxxxxxxxxxx

> -----Message d'origine-----
> De : John Andersen [mailto:jsa@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> Envoyé : 25 mai 2004 13:47
> À : suse-linux-e@xxxxxxxx
> Objet : Re: [SLE] export DISPLAY and xhost +
>
>
> On Tuesday 25 May 2004 09:36, Örn Hansen wrote:
> > tisdag 25 maj 2004 13:52 skrev Ken Schneider:
> > > The "-X" does not supply the encryption that's what ssh
> does. "-X"
> > > allows you to see the remote programs on your local display.
> >
> > What he's referring to, is that if you do 'ssh
> remote_machine', that
> > connection is encrypted. But if you there, do 'xterm -display
> > local_machine:0', the X connection will not be through the
> tunnel, as
> > it would if opened with 'ssh -X'. He doesn't want the
> overhead of the
> > tunnel encryption, for the X.
>
> I didn't read that he didn't want it, I read the original
> post as him not knowing that ssh would automatically forward
> X connections for him.
>
> On any modern hardware the encrption time
> is nil, and even in local networks the compression usually
> makes up for it by sending less total data.
>
> In my tests on a 100meg local eathernet there is simply NO
> REASON to ever allow xterm -display someothermachine:0. Put
> it all thru ssh and be done with it.
>
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