Re: Xsession desktop via ssh

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On Wed, 02 Feb 2005 14:24:48 -0500, Scot L. Harris wrote
> On Wed, 2005-02-02 at 13:41, Mike Vanecek wrote:
> > Connect two RH systems via ssh. One can then run Gnome windows based apps 
> > just by giving the command on the remote (e.g., gvim &) and run the remote 
> > app on the local machine.
> > 
> > Is it possible to start a remote desktop on the local machine that looks the 
> > same as it would on the remote? If yes, please point me in the right 
> > direction for doing so (docs, how-tos, ...).

> Probably the easiest thing to setup is vnc.  You setup vncserver on the
> remote end and then you can connect to that from your local system. 
> This will work not only with Linux but pretty much any OS including
> Windows.  It works reasonably well over cable modem type connections 
> but may not be all that usable over dial up.  This is actually true 
> for most of these options.

That does look like the easiest other than just running the Xapp via ssh. I
was trying to connect to the desktop for testing purposes.

> You can also setup XDMCP (I think I spelled that correctly).   Been
> awhile but I believe this uses x windows and will load a session on you
> local machine from a remote system.

Yes -- tad bit more involved than vnc though ..

> And one that I have not tried myself is rdesktop.  But I think that only
> allows you to access windows type servers.

That is correct - Linux to Terminal Servers.

> I personally just use ssh and use the x11 forwarding option for the
> programs I want to run remotely.  Depending on your network setup I
> think you will find this is more efficient network wise than 
> exporting the entire desktop.  You can setup launchers on your local 
> system that invoke ssh and the command or script that you want to 
> run on the remote system.
> ssh remoteipaddress runthisscript

I agree - did not think about the runthisscript idea though. Thanks.

On Thu, 3 Feb 2005 12:14:39 +0100, dballester wrote

> You can take a look at </spam_mode on> remote X chooser project <spam_mode
> off>
> It's a gpl bash script

Thanks to you both. I think I will try the vnc approach.

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