Re: cannot forward X11
Erdmut Pfeifer <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> not sure, but it may have to do with your firewall settings...
> Direct (non-tunneled) X connections use the port range 6000+N (where N
> is the display number, i.e. :0 = 6000, :1 = 6001, ...), so packets
> destined for these ports need to be routed correctly.
> Can you establish an X connection through an ssh tunnel?
> (you probably know that you don't need to / should not set the DISPLAY
> variable yourself when using ssh to forward X, as it's doing it for
Yes, I do not export the DISPLAY explicitly when using ssh. Rather, I
use the -X option. However, that was not working, so I attempted to
explicitly set the DISPLAY environment variable.
It is strange, though, because I can export the DISPLAY from the
firewall BSD box to a RH6.2 linux box at my work. Perhaps the fact
that the Debian box is on an internal network has something to do with
it? I doubt it, but I figured I would mention that fact.
Any other ideas?