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If I ssh into another machine, is there a way to get the graphics (or GUI) from that machine onto mine?? I heard that I need to use something called ...
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    reflections???


    If I ssh into another machine, is there a way to get the graphics (or GUI) from that machine onto mine?? I heard that I need to use something called reflections, but I am not too sure.

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    export DISPLAY=some.host.net:0.0

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    That shouldn't be necessary. You can make ssh make X11 forwarding itself, which is really much better, since it works from behind firewalls and is encrypted. If you're using RedHat, it should be on by default, otherwise, run ssh with the -X argument to turn on X11 forwarding explicitly.

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    Exporting the display variable would still be encrypted since its being sent over the ssh tunnel. Also doesnt X11 forwarding need to be enabled in the sshd_config on the remote host?

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    Oh, I get you. Since you wrote some.host.net, I assumed that you meant he should set it to his own hostname. But don't you really just need export DISPLAY=localhost:0.0 in that case? Oh, and by the way, it should be :10.0, since that's ssh's display offset. But it still shouldn't be necessary, since sshd sets that itself. Were you still referring to something else?
    I thought about sshd_config, but then I forgot to write it. But that's right, of course. It's not very likely to work unless it's enabled on the host side.

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    do you mean "GHOSTING"

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    Why would I mean ghosting?

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    i dont mean you, i mean the original starter of this thread.... it sounds alot like ghosting

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    I don't know what ghosting is.....

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