ssh tunneling for a newbie :)

Markus Strobl mstrobl2 at
Wed Aug 11 11:47:07 PDT 2010

> try
> 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...

3: Allow the connection on the client side. Easiest way is "xhost +" which 
allows any server to display on your client. Optionally you can restrict what 
servers are allowed (see man xhost).

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