Running Xwindows on remote machine through firewall using VPN
Posted on 2007-04-01
I have a Suse 10.2 machine running on my company's network. I access the company's network using Cisco VPN client from my Windows based computer at home. I use Putty (ssh client) and Xming (free xhost server) on my computer at home.
I want to run x-windows applications on my work computer and display them on my home computer. Here is what I do (1) VPN into corporate network (2) use PUTTY to ssh into machine (3) load Xming and disable access control (4) run "export DISPLAY=XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX:0.0 (5) then I run "xemacs test.xt".
The windows never appears on my home computer, and there are no error message . I do not have this problem when I use a Linux machine on my home network. Any suggestions? I have a feeling it has something to do with VPN.
Thank you for any help!