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x11 forwarding ssh to ssh gateway then onto client via internet

Posted on 2006-11-08
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Hi All,


I have an internal network, which i connect to the gateway machine via ssh, and can send X11 windows back via the internet to my remote machine, but  I have problems sending a window from one of the other machines on via the gateway, I have enable X11 forwarding on the internal machines.

its one of these silly problems, but i need to get it fixed asap
thanks
mit

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by:ravenpl
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so You saying, You are logging to remote with: ssh -X username@remote.server.tld
After You logged in, You running some X application like: xterm
but it fails. What's the error message?
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by:radical_mit
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yes,
want to send a xterm from a different machine via the gateway. i do not know what to set the DISPLAY variable to?
on the gateway is DISPLAY=remote.server.tld:10.0
then i xterm & and at my pc I get a window.
thanks
mit
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Did You use: ssh -X username@remote.server.tld
it should set X forwarding automatically, and DISPLAY should look like
echo $DISPLAY
localhost:11.0
Yes, it's forwarded throught the ssh connection itself, therefore is not blocked by any firewall.
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by:gheist
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you have to run ssh -X -v, and look for X11 forwarding failures or rejects. Sometimes it may set up X11 parameters without SSH tunnel when denied by server or client configuration.

"xdpyinfo" on server command line over SSH will tell if X11 works without even giving a window
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