Ken had this to add..
Actually alot of people are asking for more info. I'm fairly new to ssh so I
don't know much yet. Here is a decent place to look for general info..
Ken Robson wrote:
> This is not necessarily true. It uses the nearest port to 6000, but if you
> are ssh'ing to a server with a console which is running X , then the server
> will have this port. You should not be setting your display variable at all,
> the thing that sits on the port is ssh so it knows what port its on and
> 'automagiacally' sets your display variable for you. One of the most common
> problems encountered with X tunnelling under ssh is people overriding the
> setting derived from ssh itself.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: email@example.com
> [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of
> Johnny Hall
> Sent: Tuesday, May 23, 2000 3:08 PM
> To: Sun Managers
> Subject: [SUMMARY: ssh Question]
> Well, alot of people know how X is tunneled through ssh, including
> myself now. So ssh sets $DISPLAY to host:10.0 which is really port
> 6010 and tunnels that through port 22. How about that..
> Thanks All!!
> Johnny Hall wrote:
> > So we were thinking about using ssh to run X securely. So my
> > question is..
> > How does X know to use the ssh socket to display back to a machine
> > vs. the normal X operations?
> > Johnny
> > --
> > "All you need is ignorance and confidence; then success is sure." - Mark Twain
> "All you need is ignorance and confidence; then success is sure." - Mark Twain
-- "All you need is ignorance and confidence; then success is sure." - Mark Twain
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