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Re: Cannot launch remote apps on X



Paul Johnson <baloo@ursine.ca> said on Thu, 22 Apr 2004 11:11:02 -0700:
> diego <ddc_prueba@yahoo.es> writes:
> > El jue, 22-04-2004 a las 08:52, Paul Johnson escribi=F3:
> >> DO NOT USE XHOST!  xhost is considered harmful, use google for a few
> >> trillion reasons why.  Just use ssh -C -X to get displays over the
> >> network.
> >
> > Yes, but I only wanted a quick way of testing as this is a very private
> > net (I'm the only user) behind a firewall.
> >
> > I don't trust in myself anyway.... hehehe.
> 
> Even in that case, you really shouldn't bother with xhost.  ssh takes
> care of all the hard stuff for you.  ssh is simply the easiest, most
> reliable way to make a window display elsewhere when you're using X.

Sometimes performace over a secured net makes more sense than the ease
of running ssh vs xhost.

ssh lacks a certain element of performance (compressed doubly slow -
at least, for those of us who don't have anything faster than a 500MHz
box)

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