Linux OpenVMS

Enable x11 Forwarding in BackTrack 5


X11 Forwarding is a kind of approach wherein you allow a remote graphical interface from another computer. In Weeniedos, I mean Windows you can do this through the clients puTTy and Xming. But with Linux, you can do an x11 forwarding by just using the terminal emulator and  do some changes in the /etc/ssh/ssh_config file. Here is a quick guide on how to set it up:

nano /etc/ssh/ssh_config


gedit /etc/ssh/ssh_config


vi /etc/ssh/ssh_config

Make sure that these values are set to yes:

#   ForwardX11
#   ForwardX11Trusted

To enable an x11 forwarding to another computer just type:

ssh -X username@address

You can use the -Y flag for trusted hosts:

ssh -Y username@address

Or you can compress the x11 data if it is kinda slow:

ssh -X -C user@hostname


Thus, the next thing you should do is start the graphical session. If you want to have a DECWindows Session in an OpenVMS Cluster, you can hit on ‘MCR DECW$STARTLOGIN’. Lemme show you my DECWindows Session in an OpenVMS clusters using x11 forwarding in my Backtrack 5.

x11 forwarding

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