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Date:      Tue, 22 Sep 2009 21:51:42 +0200
From:      Roland Smith <>
Cc:        Carmel NY <>
Subject:   Re: network freebsd computers
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On Tue, Sep 22, 2009 at 03:35:44PM -0400, Carmel NY wrote:
> > Typically I would be doing this sitting behind one of those machines
> > with the X window system running and a local terminal and a terminal
> > running ssh to the other machine open.
> I have not experimented with that yet. If needed, would I be able to
> run a program that required a GUI on the remote machine, or would I
> need to install and load all the "X" programs also?

You can run a program on the remote machine and have it display on your loc=
machine. If you set the DISPLAY variable on the remote machine to point to
your local machine it should work, provided that you are not blocking the
ports used by X (6000-6063, IIRC). You can also use xon(1) to start an X
program on a remote machine. Keep in mind that not all X protocol extensions
are supported over the network, though. You will need the X11 libraries on =
remote machine, but not the server. If you are connecting via ssh, you can
also configure that to allow X11 forwarding, if you want to keep the
connection secure.

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