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Re: X11 traffic via ssh



Quoting "Edsall, William (WJ)" <WJEdsall dow com>:

> Hello list!
>  So I've recently started purchasing Dell precision workstations with
> Redhat Enterprise.
>
> We do a lot of cluster computing and we often forward X11 traffic to our
> workstations from compute nodes. This is being blocked in the new Redhat
> Enterprise distributions. We can ssh -X, that works.. but we cannot set
> the DISPLAY variable to our ip address and forward X11.  Any thoughts on
> this would be greatly appreciated.

Exporting the DISPLAY variable would require your X server on your workstation
to be listening on the network, which by default, it is not.  Using ssh -X is
preferred because all the communications are sent through the encrypted ssh
session.

Barry


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