Tunneling X via SSH
Posted on 2001-06-14
I have 3 machines -- A, B & C.
All 3 machines sit on the same network, except that 'A' is connected over a relatively slow ISDN link.
B is a linux box on the fast network, and C is a Solaris box, from which I need to run X apps. I want to route the traffic from C->A via B to take advantage of ssh compression. (encryption doesn't hurt either, although it is not my primary concern in this case)
s l o w fast
A <-----> B <-----> C
X Server SSH Tunnel Application
Ideally, I'd like to use direct XDMCP from 'A' to 'C' (I don't need to broadcast or do indirect query)
BTW, B does not run an X server, although Xvfb is available there if needed.
Is all of this possible? How do I go about implementing it?