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Re: temporary allowing telnet to use x-windows



On Wed, Aug 09, 2000 at 03:56:00AM +0000, john smith wrote:
> I would like to know how to temporarily allow a telnet session (bec. we're 
> only on an intranet) to display the x-window. for example, a user telnets to 
> the server using windows then he wants his x-window to display temporarily 
> there..when he tries to startx, the x-server does not allow him to connect. 
> how can this be accomplished easily?

Lets try this:

  o User is on one machine in local network
  o Wants to connect to a second machine.

I'm going to call these 10.1.0.1 and 10.1.0.2, respectively.

User is 10.1.0.1, which is running an X session on display 0, and wants
to telnet to 10.1.0.2, run an X client from 10.1.0.2 to 10.1.0.1.

Do:

   telnet 10.1.0.2
   (log in)
   $ export DISPLAY=10.1.0.1:0
   $ xlogo & 

...xlogo should appear on user's *local* (10.1.0.1) display.

...if I've misunderstood your post, please clarify your question.



One possible other interpretation is that you are trying to telnet
*from* 10.1.0.1 to 10.1.0.2, and want to start an X session *on the
remote host* (note that this ordinarily isn't viewable to the user).
Generally, the file /etc/X11/Xserver disallows non-root users from
initiating an X session unless they're sitting at the console.  See this
file for further information (its about a dozen lines).

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