Re: Cannot run iceweasel on remote host
On Thu, 04 Oct 2007 07:51:42 +0530
Raj Kiran Grandhi <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Liam O'Toole wrote:
> > On Wed, 03 Oct 2007 18:08:29 +0530
> > Raj Kiran Grandhi <email@example.com> wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >> I am facing a weird problem when trying to run iceweasel on a
> >> remote host through an ssh session. I have logged into the remote
> >> host using "ssh -Y <remote>" and at the prompt of the remote host,
> >> I ran iceweasel. However it appears that a local instance of
> >> iceweasel is started. There is no iceweasel/firefox process at all
> >> on the remote host. The only way I could get iceweasel to run on
> >> the remote host is by closing all instances of iceweasel already
> >> running on the localhost.
> >> Is something wrong?
> > No, it's a feature :-)
> >> If not, how do I run separate instances of
> >> iceweasel concurrently?
> > Invoke iceweasel on the remote host by issuing the command
> > 'iceweasel -no-remote'.
> That's it! Thank you. But I am curious as to how the iceweasel script
> running on the remote host is able to spawn/control the local process
> without authentication. I have not added the remote hosts key in my
> authorised_hosts file.
You passed the '-Y' argument to ssh, which enables trusted X11
forwarding. That gives applications on the remote host full access to
your local display.
> Raj Kiran