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Re: [K12OSN] SSH, X, W98, and putty



On Tue, 8 Jul 2003 jam mcquil com wrote:
> On Tue, 8 Jul 2003, Doug Simpson wrote:
> > I know there is a way to use ssh to tunnel X to a remote workstation and
> > run X apps on the server and display them on the remote terminal running
> > linux and ssh.
> >
> > like this:
> > ssh -X -C user box name
> > and then just type the commandline for the application like:
> > xclock
> >
> > Now, is there a way to do the same with putty from a windows98 computer?
> > I can ssh into the server with putty and tell it to forward X11 but I get
> > an error:
> >
> > X connection to localhost:10.0 broken (explicit kill or server shutdown)
> >
> > Will this even work?
>
>
> Do you have an Xserver running on the PC ?
>
> Try something like the cygwin xserver.  Still, I don't know if
> there is the right integration between putty and cygwin.  Or, if
> there even needs to be any integration. maybe it would just work.
>
> Jim McQuillan

If you are running cygwin, you might as well skip putty. My choice is to
run cygwin ssh, forward all the ports i need and for graphical interface
use thightvnc over ssh. never had really good luck with cygwin xserver and
in reality you don't want gui over slow dial-up. my $0.02, julius




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