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Old 03-07-2007, 10:56 PM   #1
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Forward Applications Securely Over Internet?

I'm trying to run my desktop software remotely...

*A similar thread started by me may be viewed at for reference.

Originally Posted by iXneonXi
Hello, I currently forward applications from my desktop running Xubuntu over to my laptop running DSL using ssh and my home network. Is it possible to securely forward applications to my portable DSL system (PVPM running DSL Linux through Qemu from a USB key) over the Internet?
I am aware standalone application forwarding is very insecure and should not be used online, since keypresses may be intercepted making passwords vulnerable. Is there a way to secure the connection so I can forward my desktop apps to wherever I am, or should I take another approach, and if so I'm trying to get a secure application forwarding solution or I may give in and choose remote desktop approaches. For what it sounds like I'm trying to accomplish, what are some good ways of going about it?
Sorry if I'm sounding a bit cryptic, it's hard to describe my situation and what I want to do.
To clear things up:
I have something called the PVPM. It's essentially DSL that runs inside QEMU when you launch a startup script. Since PVPM/DSL is a full linux installation, it has ssh support.

I am not necessarily worried about the local network (my work place) grabbing my input (they easily could since I'm running PVPM inside of Windows which even though input is transferred to QEMU a keylogger should still be able to intercept.

Using the portable DSL I wish to connect to the computer I'm posting from securely from anywhere, with the ability to forward apps to whatever computer I'm using to run DSL.
Old 03-08-2007, 04:14 AM   #2
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yes, you have to use an ssh tunnel and have ssh configured to allow xserver forwarding. This has to be on the system that has the application installed on it.

then you can open an ssh session on the other system and connect to the hosting system and run the application.


a Fully Qualified Domain Name or IP number that is visible to the internet.
an openssh SERVER on the machine with the applications to be forwarded.
an openssh CLIENT on the system to run the applications.
a loging on both machines [ naturally ]


application, forward, forwarding, internet, x11

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