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Re: using my X display

On Son, 2003-04-13 at 15:15, Fred Heitkamp wrote:
> On 13 Apr 2003, Michel [ISO-8859-1] Dnzer wrote:
> > On Son, 2003-04-13 at 02:01, Fred Heitkamp wrote:
> > > I have changed the default xserverrc by deleting
> > > the nolisten but I still get "can't open display"
> > > when trying to open windows on Debian from a
> > > remote computer.
> >
> > You'd probably have to allow access with xhost, but you better forget
> > about that, put the -nolisten tcp back and use ssh X forwarding instead,
> > or is there a reason why you can't or don't want to use that?
> I normally use xhost + on the server and export DISPLAY.... on
> the client.  I have a small home network behind a home firewall
> router so I don't worry much about security and eavesdropping.
> I will try using X forwarding with SSH though, since that is
> a good practice to adopt.

Indeed. Not only is it one of the most secure ways to use remote
display, it's also one of the easiest to use. :)

Earthling Michel Dänzer   \  Debian (powerpc), XFree86 and DRI developer
Software libre enthusiast  \     http://svcs.affero.net/rm.php?r=daenzer

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