ssh tunneling for a newbie :)

Piotr Gluszenia Slawinski curious at
Wed Aug 11 11:25:34 PDT 2010

> Hello !
> I am currently working on some bioinformatics project. I installed a
> software called ProgressiveMauve for genome alignment on the company server.
> In fact, it needs to forward the X11 window to my mac in order to visualize
> the alignment.
> Thanks a lot in advance !
> Regards,
> Mathieu
> Here is whet I get back when I call the software, I connected with ssh -X <*
> IP*>
> *mathieu at xmicr2:~/Bioinformatics/mauve_2.3.1$ ./Mauve
> **connect port 6000: Operation timed out
> Exception in thread "main" java.lang.InternalError: Can't connect to X11
> window server using 'localhost:10.0' as the value of the DISPLAY variable.

1)ssh -Y instead of -X
2)make sure server is allowing to forward X connections (sshd_config)
it is often disabled by paranoid sysadmins...

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