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Old 05-24-2004, 10:42 PM   #1
shyam_d_sundar
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help neeeded in using xterm


Hi,

I am using Mandrake 10.0. At my office, i have Redhat.

I need to access my PC from office.

Presently, I configured the machine so that i can telnet from office to my home, and even the VNC is working fine. But, somehow, the xterm is not working.

It says cannot open display...

Can anyone help me in resolving the problem?

(note : my PC at home is a client in the LAN served by MS NT and I redirect the incomming connections to my PC for specific ports using a software)

Regards,
Shyam
 
Old 05-25-2004, 10:30 AM   #2
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'man X'
'man xhost'
above should help you
 
Old 05-25-2004, 11:07 AM   #3
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First things first: don't use telnet! Telnet transmits everything in plain-text: usernames, passwords, etc. Use ssh instead; everything will be encrypted so no one can sniff out your crucial info. Even better, ssh supports X11 forwarding, which is what I assume you're looking to do. With X11 forwarding you don't need to do VNC; just open a terminal, ssh to your machine, and type the name of the command. Of course this assumes you've edited the sshd configuration file (check 'man sshd') and started the ssh daemon (again 'man sshd'). Good luck!
 
  


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