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Old 04-16-2004, 03:30 PM   #1
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Need Help with X11 forwarding

Hi Can some one tell me what I am to do on the server side. ssh is installed. Some one told me that i have to modify to files. What are they? Also if I use putty from a windows machine can I see my remote desktop or do I just start whatever service I am looking to see?
Old 04-16-2004, 03:44 PM   #2
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I am not a putty user, but you might want to take a look at:

I hope that it helps.
Old 04-16-2004, 04:09 PM   #3
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Actually it didn't help I need help on the ssh server side. I know how to x11 through putty.
Old 04-16-2004, 04:17 PM   #4
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first, I didn't know you could forward x through putty, don't you need another program like xwin or exceed?

from the faq at :

2.7 - X11 and/or agent forwarding does not work.

Check your ssh_config and sshd_config. The default configuration files disable authentication agent and X11 forwarding. To enable it, put the line below in sshd_config:
X11Forwarding yes

and put the following lines in ssh_config:
ForwardAgent yes
ForwardX11 yes

NOTE: For users of Linux Mandrake 7.2, Mandrake modifies the XAUTHORITY environment variable in /etc/skel/.bashrc, and thus any bash user's home directory. This variable is set by OpenSSH and for either of the above options to work, you need to comment out the line:
# export XAUTHORITY=$HOME/.Xauthority


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