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Re: [vox-tech] ssh with X11 remote
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Re: [vox-tech] ssh with X11 remote

On Tuesday 25 May 2004 10:34 am, Jonathan Stickel wrote:
> I have an interesting problem with ssh and X11.  I know how to use ssh 
> with X11 forwarding to my local machine.  However, I have a program that 
> generates a series of image files, and it insists on connecting to an X 
> server to do so.  Running this via ssh means that ALL the data involved 
> gets forwarded to my local machine and then back again; this is very 
> inefficient.
> Is there any way to run ssh and tell it to use its own X server?

This may or may not suit your needs, but VNC provides its
own X server on the host machine.  So you can connect via
VNC to start the app and then disconnect while it runs.

Incidentally I prefer the VNC variant called TightVNC.

-- Rod
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