How to use SSH to forward X into local

There are various way to get something run remotely but give the control back to local..

err.. in other word.. get the display to local instead of remote… but process actually running on remote..

there are tools like.. VNC, Open NX , Exceed.. and many more..

but the simplest one turn out to be .. with SSH tunneling :

ssh -X user@host.namran.net

or ..

ssh -Y user@host.namran.net

from there.. just run the command..

“xclock”

“firefox”

and whatsoever.. ๐Ÿ™‚

.. from the SSH manual ..

” -X Enables X11 forwarding. This can also be specified on a per-host
basis in a configuration file.

X11 forwarding should be enabled with caution. Users with the
ability to bypass file permissions on the remote host (for the
userโ€™s X authorization database) can access the local X11 display
through the forwarded connection. An attacker may then be able
to perform activities such as keystroke monitoring.

For this reason, X11 forwarding is subjected to X11 SECURITY
extension restrictions by default. Please refer to the ssh -Y
option and the ForwardX11Trusted directive in ssh_config(5) for
more information.

-x Disables X11 forwarding.

-Y Enables trusted X11 forwarding. Trusted X11 forwardings are not
subjected to the X11 SECURITY extension controls.

p/s : .. being local does NOT mean that we can’t be anywhere else.. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  1. blink4blog says:

    hi bro, i am doing the same thing as you but if you just show the Connection Information it does not show the bandwidth and speed.

    another tool that similar with Mobile Connect is Vodafon Mobile Connect.

    btw, does the modem goes into stalled mode of purplish LED and sometimes resume to light blue?

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    • HawkEYE says:

      .. Vodafon Mobile Connect is the software come with the USB Modem itself right.

      And it only run on windows machine..
      for the bandwidth and speed , you can monitor it by adding some “applet” to the “top panel”
      namely “NetSpeed”

      the modem goest into purplish LED and back to light blue due to coverage .. (i think switching between GPRS and EDGE) mode.. can also dropped by itself whenever idle. the best one is with CYAN color.. indicating of 3G coverage available.

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  2. krul says:

    hello bro it work nice job.. but when i install wicd , i can not configure the maxis broadband.. can u help

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  3. namran says:

    krul,

    Sorry,
    I never had experience with wicd..
    (is this the software that you’re referring to ?)

    plus this also my first time heard about wicd..
    hehehe… may be you could have email them.

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  4. king z says:

    dude i got this on ubuntu… n have to admit it was simple…
    but the problem is… now i switched to kubuntu, n the network manager is different from that of ubuntu…
    i’m not seeing country, isp and even connection choice.. help me pretty pls.. meet me on facebook: Raja Zakwan

    Reply
  5. dudie2pooh says:

    Dude. You’re using a camera for this? Ever heard of screenshots?

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  6. namran says:

    haha.. for the testing purpose..that ubuntu was running on livecd..
    -with the sluggish internet connection provided by
    these so-called wifi broadband..
    – too lazy to plug in usb and transfer back to other os.

    ended up captured on handphone camera a lot easier.
    afterward can just bluetooth transfer it and upload to blog.

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