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  1. #1

    enable x-tunneling while ssh-ing to linux server

    hey !
    i have ubuntu installed on my laptop at home, and usually ssh to the server at university. I want to enable x-tunneling (while ssh-ing to the server) so that i can have convenient GUI windows for matlab and g-edit, etc. I do this in windows with X-Ming. can one of u guys help me enabling the xtunneling option on ubuntu ?

    I tried
    $ sudo gedit \etc\ssh\ssh_config
    and turned the X-tunnel forward option "on". and then tried ssh-ing to the server like this : ssh -x IP
    but it dosent work !!!

  2. #2
    Linux Enthusiast
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    You need to use a capital X to enable X forwarding, small x explicitly disables x forwarding.

    Let us know how you get on,

    To be good, you must first be bad. "Newbie" is a rank, not a slight.

  3. #3
    Linux Guru bigtomrodney's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Also don't forget to restart your ssh service so the option is picked up.

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  5. #4
    hey ,
    thanks guys ...
    i switched to capital X and all is fine now

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