[SATLUG] Remote Control of your home computer

Borries Demeler demeler at biochem.uthscsa.edu
Sun Oct 24 16:48:26 CDT 2010

> Othniel Graichen wrote:
> > I do and its Simple:
> > 
> > ssh -X -l walt box
> > 
> > where walt is the user name you want to use on the server called "box"
> > 
> > specifying -X switch allows you to run X apps like nautilus
> > 
> > remotely.
> > 
> > Do not use xhost for any reason.
> > 
> > Once you have ssh into the remote server you may run xterm or gnome-terminal
> > 
> > which allows multiple sessions at click of a mouse.  Also konsole for kde.
> > 
> > Launching X apps is done in the background with &
> I don't see any reason to run an xterm, konsole, or any other graphical 
> terminal remotely.   Run xterm, etc from your local system and just ssh 
> into the remote system.  If you need more than one terminal, run another 
> ssh instance.

...it also uses less bandwidth than the graphical version and will be noticably
faster on a slow link.

If you use the ssh -X approach, make sure the sshd daemon is configured to
allow X11 transport (check /etc/ssh/sshd_config). If you make changes, restart


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