X-Forwarding via SSH!


I did not know X-Fowarding via SSH could be so easy. All it requires is that the directive X11Forwarding yes be placed somewhere on a line by itself in /etc/ssh/sshd_config on the remote system from which X applications may be forwarded, and sshd be restarted. The -X switch to ssh then hooks up an SSH connection to the remote host with X11Forwarding enabled.

Indeed, a bunch of security risks exists with such form of X-Fowarding, but I have decided to ignore them for the time being, seeing as my headless P-I, which runs the SSH server, is pretty neatly hardened behind a masquerading gateway.

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