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Re: indirect nx access?

On Fri, Apr 17, 2009 at 1:43 PM, Craig White <craigwhite azapple com> wrote:
> On Thu, 2009-04-16 at 20:30 -0700, Dave Stevens wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I don't understand how to access my workstation when I'm travelling.
>> I have two computers on a router that has a routable address. Port 22
>> and 80 are forwarded to a small underpowered computer hosting a dozen
>> web sites. I can remotely access the cli there using ssh and check for
>> updates and look at the load, which is pretty much all I ever want to
>> do on that computer. Then while logged in on that machine I can ssh to
>> my own workstation which is also on 192.168.0 and get a cli there. But
>> that is almost useless, because I really want to use an x session on
>> that machine so I can check my mail (kmail on F7). I can easily run
>> freenx server on my station but I don't see how I can get in through
>> the publicly accessible machine and tunnel into my station. I
>> basically can not change the server and it doesn't have the horsepower
>> to run a freenx session without seriously degrading the response times
>> for its users.
>> So ideally I'd pack around a usb memory stick with a copy of the !m
>> client and then somehow indirectly access my station from some
>> internet cafe. It seems to me that if I can do it with ssh it should
>> be possible to get an x session that way too but I don't know how.
>> Ideas? stuff to read?
> ----
> forward a different port from the router to the freenx server on your
> own station directly - don't go through the underpowered server. NX
> Client allows you to change the port and for that matter, so does
> sshd_config on your own station.
> Craig

from your statement, it may be easy to forward different port, ie 23,
from the router to the small underpowered computer and change
sshd_config accordingly. forward port 22 to the freenx server.

by the way, how can you install a nx client to a USB?  the portable
apps (http://portableapps.com/)  does not have this.

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